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Basic Theory of Exploration Seismology

John K. Costain
Cahit Çoruh

Klaus Helbig
Sven Treitel
Book information

Publisher: Elsevier (Oxford)
Copyright year: 2004
ISBN: 0080370195
Medium: Hardcover
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 571
Out of print?: N
Additional cataloguing information: Volume 1 of Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration; editors listed are the series editors
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Introduction | Groundwork | Fourier Transforms | Computational Considerations | Synthetics and Velocity Functions | Traveltime Curves and Velocity | Seismic Source Wavelets | Wavelet Shaping and Deconvolution

This volume provides the basic theory and principles behind imaging the subsurface of the Earth using reflection and refraction seismology, how to improve these images via data processing, and how to understand reflection seismology data sets. It is of particular interest for geologist and geophysicist students and professionals.

The authors draw on their own copious experience and data to provide real-world results and illustrations of seismic images. The accompanying CD-ROM includes complete Mathematica programs, movies, and plot statements to let readers explore and extend the examples.

*Applied Mathematics > Numerical Methods > Approximation Theory > Wavelets
*Science > Geology and Geophysics
*Science > Physics > Wave Motion

Fourier transforms, seisology, Zoeppritz equations, Snell's law, wavelets, Coruh