Improvements and verifications for the Spherical Zoeppritz Explorer

Charles P. Ursenbach, Arnim B. Haase and Jonathan E. Downton

ABSTRACT

A key improvement is given for the Spherical Zoeppritz Explorer. This involves using exponential wavelets, which are employed in the analytical frequency integration, to represent the commonly used Ricker wavelet. In connection with this, the user interface to the applet now accepts the dominant frequency of the wavelet rather than the previous, less intuitive, wavelet parameter, s. We also carry out additional numerical tests to confirm that the methodology of the Spherical Zoeppritz Explorer can yield an extremely accurate approximation to exact results.

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