Dispersion and apparent attenuation due to fine stratigraphy

John M. Maweu, Gary F. Margrave

Since the seminal work of O'Doherty and Anstey, which describes a relationship between the spectra of the reflectivity of a one-dimensional random medium and of a transmitted pulse, a number of researchers have investigated the qualitative nature and the extent of the validity of this approximate relationship from different angles. A description of the design of an experiment to qualitatively illustrate the relationship is documented. The results of that experiment and some potential applications of the use of the effect then follow.