Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging

Seismic velocity model in 3D.

3D near-surface seismic velocity model of Xinjiang, China, derived from the first-arrival traveltime tomography. (Image by Prof. Jie Zhang.)


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Fall 2009



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This graduate level course presents theories, methodologies, and applications of seismic imaging for solving the shallow near-surface (0 - 500 m) effects on the seismic data processing for oil and gas exploration on land. It introduces both conventional and advanced imaging technologies that have been developed in academia and the seismic industry.

Zhang, Jie. 12.571 Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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