A non-linear, three-parameter AVO method that can be solved non-iteratively

Charles P. Ursenbach


The rationale is presented for a three-parameter AVO expression which includes a term quadratic in the shear velocity reflectivity. It is shown that this can be solved explicitly without recourse to iterative techniques. It is compared to other AVO methods in its ability to estimate various reflectivities from noisy synthetic data.

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