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Singularity analysis: a tool for extracting lithologic and stratigraphic content from seismic data

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dc.contributor.author Lyons, William J.
dc.contributor.author Herrmann, Felix
dc.contributor.author Grotzinger, John P.
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-17T19:04:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-17T19:04:44Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68609
dc.description.abstract In this work, we test an amplitude-independent method of seisimic data analysis designed to extract lithologic information about stratigraphic horizons. We apply the method of singularity characterization in an attempt to determine the sharpness of lithologic boundaries. We infer the sharpness of the boundary based upon a fractional integration of the seismic trace. The order of fractional integration is taken to represent the abruptness of the lithologic transition responsible for a given reflector. We find that the method output behaves in a geologically reasonable manner which suggests that our method is responding to lithologic variations along boundaries responsible for prominent reflectors in the data. en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Earth Resources Laboratory Industry Consortia Annual Report;2001-03
dc.title Singularity analysis: a tool for extracting lithologic and stratigraphic content from seismic data en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Lyons, William J.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Herrmann, Felix
dc.contributor.mitauthor Grotzinger, John P.
dspace.orderedauthors Lyons, William J.; Herrmann, Felix; Grotzinger, John P. en_US


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