Robust seismic amplitude recovery using curvelets Moghaddam, Peyman P.; Herrmann, Felix J.; Stolk, Christiaan C.
In this paper, we recover the amplitude of a seismic image by approximating the normal (demigrationmigration) operator. In this approximation, we make use of the property that curvelets remain invariant under the action of the normal operator. We propose a seismic amplitude recovery method that employs an eigenvalue like decomposition for the normal operator using curvelets as eigen-vectors. Subsequently, we propose an approximate non-linear singularity-preserving solution to the least-squares seismic imaging problem with sparseness in the curvelet domain and spatial continuity constraints. Our method is tested with a reverse-time ’wave-equation’ migration code simulating the acoustic wave equation on the SEG-AA salt model.
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