Interferometric surface-wave isolation and removal

David F. Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Johan O. A. Robertsson, Dirk Jan van Manen

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The removal of surface waves (ground roll) from land seismic data is critical in seismic processing because these waves tend to mask informative body-wave arrivals. Removal becomes difficult when surface waves are scattered, and data quality is often impaired. We apply a method of seismic interferometry, using both sources and receivers at the surface, to estimate the surface-wave component of the Green’s function between any two points. These estimates are subtracted adaptively from seismic survey data, providing a new method of ground-roll removal that is not limited to nonscattering regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A69-A73
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007


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