Far-field superresolution by imaging of resonance scattering

Gerard T. Schuster, Yunsong Huang

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We show that superresolution imaging in the far-field region of the sources and receivers is theoretically possible if migration of resonant multiples is employed. A resonant multiple is one that bounces back and forth between two scattering points or two neighboring reflectors. For a source with frequency f, N roundtrips in propagating between two scatterers increases the effective frequency to 2N× f and decreases the effective wavelength λ to λ/2N. Thus, interbed multiples can, in principle, be used as high-frequency probes to estimate detailed properties of layers. This is not only applicable to crustal reflections, but also to mantle and core reverberations of interest to earthquake seismologists.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2014
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781634394857
StatePublished - Aug 5 2014


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