A linearized dispersion relation for orthorhombic pseudo-acoustic modeling
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractWavefield extrapolation in acoustic orthorhombic anisotropic media suffers from wave-mode coupling and stability limitations in the parameter range. We introduce a linearized form of the dispersion relation for acoustic orthorhombic media to model acoustic wavefields. We apply the lowrank approximation approach to handle the corresponding space-wavenumber mixed-domain operator. Numerical experiments show that the proposed wavefield extrapolator is accurate and practically free of dispersions. Further, there is no coupling of qSv and qP waves, because we use the analytical dispersion relation. No constraints on Thomsen's parameters are required for stability. The linearized expression may provide useful application for parameter estimation in orthorhombic media.
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
Conference/Event nameSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2012