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Author: B. Ursin
Event name: EAGE/SEG Research Workshop 1990
Session: Estimation of Velocities (P&S) from Surface Seismic; Post-Pick Inversion; Methods and Limitations
Publication date: 15 July 1990
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201411872
Organisations: SEG, EAGE
Language: English
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In most seismic applications, the traveltimes of the primary reflections constitute the main information about the subsurface. The traveltimes may be picked and used directly. or the parameters in a traveltime approximation may be estimated from the seismic data. For a given geological model the traveltimes may be computed by raytracing methods. Traveltime inversion consists of computing the geological structure and the velocity functions from the observed traveltimes.

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