651-4079-00L  Reflection Seismology Processing

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersD.‑J. van Manen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


651-4079-00 VReflection Seismology Processing6 hrs
Mon12:15-14:00NO C 44 »
Tue12:15-14:00NO C 44 »
D.‑J. van Manen
651-4079-00 UReflection Seismology Processing Exercises
Exercises on Mon and Tue from 13-15 and 15-17 (two groups)
6 hrs
Mon13:15-15:00NO F 11 »
15:15-17:00NO F 11 »
Tue13:15-15:00NO F 11 »
15:15-17:00NO F 11 »
D.‑J. van Manen

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AbstractSeismic data processing from field data to interpretation.
ObjectiveApplication of theoretical knowledge acquired in previous courses to the processing of a seismic data set and an extensive introduction to commercial processing software.
ContentKeywords: data conversion, amplitude reconstruction, filtering (in time and space), geometry assignment, static corrections, velocity analyses, normal-moveout (NMO) corrections, deconvolution, stacking, migration, interpretation.
LiteratureAccess to commercial processing software manuals and Yilmaz’s (2001) textbook “Seismic Data Analysis”
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents usually work in teams of 2.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersD.-J. van Manen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Applied Geophysics MasterPeriod ETHZOInformation
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