Fundamentals of Geophysical Data Processing
by Jon Claerbout
Publisher: Blackwell Science Inc 1985
Number of pages: 274
This book is about the use of computer programs for the analysis of geophysical data to try to determine the constitution of the Earth's interior, a process which enables a geophysicist to locate petroleum and mineral prospects. Traditional concepts of data processing are thoroughly discussed. A feature of the book is the use of partial differential equations for reflection seismic data processing in petroleum prospecting.
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