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Seismic and electromagnetic controlled-source interferometry in dissipative mediaNormal access

Authors: Kees Wapenaar, Evert Slob and Roel Snieder
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 56, No 3, May 2008 pp. 419 - 434
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2007.00686.x
Organisations: Wiley
Special topic: Seismic interferometry
Language: English
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Seismic interferometry deals with the generation of new seismic responses by crosscorrelating existing ones. One of the main assumptions underlying most interferometry methods is that the medium is lossless. We develop an ‘interferometry-by-deconvolution’ approach which circumvents this assumption. The proposed method applies not only to seismic waves, but to any type of diffusion and/or wave field in a dissipative medium. This opens the way to applying interferometry to controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data. Interferometry-by-deconvolution replaces the overburden by a homogeneous half space, thereby solving the shallow sea problem for CSEM applications. We demonstrate this at the hand of numerically modeled CSEM data.

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