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Elimination of ghost noise in vibroseis data by deconvolution Normal access

Author: Xiao-Ping Li
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 45, No 6, November 1997 pp. 909 - 929
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2478.1997.700305.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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A deconvolution approach is presented to process uncorrelated vibroseis data. The recorded ground force signal, known to be a better correlator for the vibrogram than the pilot sweep itself, is used to deconvolve rather than to correlate the vibrogram. In such a way the ghost sweep (correlation noise), produced by severe harmonic distortions in the ground force signal both at negative and positive correlation times if such a signal is used as the correlator, is eliminated automatically. This type of deconvolution can eliminate the ghost sweep caused by both the upsweep or by the downsweep signal. Synthetic and real data are used to demonstrate the application of the deconvolution procedure. The results are compared with the traditional correlation procedure and show the superiority of the deconvolution approach.

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