Electromagnetic Marchenko imaging in 1D for dissipative media

Lele Zhang, Evert Slob, Joost van der Neut, Myrna Staring, Kees Wapenaar

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We present a one-dimensional lossless scheme to compute an image of a dissipative medium from two single-sided reflection responses. One reflection response is measured at or above the top reflector of a dissipative medium and the other reflection response is computed as if measured at or above the top reflector of a medium with negative dissipation which we call the effectual medium. These two reflection responses together can be used to construct the approximate reflection data of the corresponding lossless medium by multiplying and taking the square root in time domain. The corresponding lossless medium has the same reflectors as the dissipative medium. Then the constructed reflection data can be used to compute the focusing wavefield which focuses at the chosen location in subsurface of the dissipative medium. From the focusing function and constructed reflection response the Green’s function for a virtual receiver can be obtained. Because the up- and downgoing parts of the Green’s function are retrieved separately, these are used to compute the image. We show with an example that the method works well for a sample in a synthesized waveguide that could be used for measurements in a laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016
EditorsCharles Sicking, John Ferguson
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSEG International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting - Dallas & Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 86

Publication series

NameSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
ISSN (Electronic)1949-4645


ConferenceSEG International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleSEG 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • electromagnetic
  • conductivity
  • internal multiples
  • permeability
  • GPR

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