Earth Soundings Analysis: Processing versus Inversion
by Jon F. Claerbout
Publisher: Blackwell Science 1992
Number of pages: 334
Seismic data acquisition and analysis in the petroleum industry is a multi-billion dollar activity, Earth Surroundings Analysis describes the elements of soundings analysis. In particular, it examines the relationship between the practical (processing) and theoretical (inversion) approaches to the subject. This new text, together with the author's earlier work - Imaging the Earth's Interior (BSP 1985) provides a complete introduction to geophysical data processing.
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