The Marchenko multiple elimination (MME) scheme is derived from the coupled Marchenko equations. It is proposed for filtering primary reflections with two-way traveltime from the measured acoustic data. The measured acoustic reflection data are used as its own filter and no model information or adaptive subtraction is required to apply the method. The data obtained after MME are better suited for velocity model construction and artefact-free migration than the measured data. We apply the MME scheme to a measured laboratory data set to evaluate the success of the method. The results suggest that the MME scheme can be the appropriate choice when high-quality pre-processing is performed successfully.
- Controlled source seismology
- multiple reflection elimination
- wave scattering