Volume 7, No. 8 August 1996
This course is offered as Geophysics 557/657 (undergrad or grad) through the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Calgary. Subjects to be covered include: statics, filtering in various domains (f-k, t-p, etc.), deconvolution, velocity analysis, NMO correction, AVO analysis,wavelet processing, migration, inversion, seismic attributes, and 3-C analysis. All subjects will be considered for both 2-D and 3-D geometries. Assignments will emphasize real data processing problems and lab exercises will involve processing real 2-D and 3-D datasets with ProMAX. For more information on this and other geophysics courses at the U of C, see the last part of this newsletter. |
We will be holding our Annual Sponsors Meeting at the Lodge at Kananaskis again this year. The Lodge is located 90 kms west of Calgary in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. There are excellent recreational facilities to enjoy in the evenings. The format for the meeting will be similar to that of previous years, with registration on the Sunday evening (Nov. 3) and presentations on the Monday and Tuesday. Additional information will be included in a future newsletter. We look forward to seeing you! |
Cheers to Helen Isaac, who successfully defended her Ph.D. in Geophysics this summer. Helen, under the supervision of Dr. Don Lawton, studied seismic methods for heavy oil reservoir monitoring using time-lapse 3-D and 3C-2D seismic data sets. Helen will be working with the Foothills Research Project as a Research Geophysicist starting in September.
The Fall semester is about to begin and we are looking forward to welcoming 11 new students into the graduate program in Geophysics this year. Many of the new students will be working in the CREWES Project and we'll be letting you know more about them in September. |
I have developed a general linear theory which describes the extension of the convolutional method to nonstationary processes and then have recast the theory in the Fourier domain. The result is a mathematical method which can apply an arbitrary nonstationary filter (i.e. any amplitude and phase spectra with any temporal variation) in the time domain, the Fourier domain, or either of two possible mixed time-frequency domains. The key to the theory is the reformulation of the convolution integral such that it still corresponds to a scaled superposition but allows the filter waveform to change arbitrarily with time.
Box A in the figure shows the matrix form of stationary convolution for the case of a minimum phase wavelet being convolved with a reflectivity to produce a seismogram. The convolution matrix is built by placing the wavelet in each column, delayed such that its start time is on the main matrix diagonal. Convolutional processes are said to be stationary because the wavelet is the same in all columns.
In Box B is the matrix representation of the nonstationary generalization of convolution for the case of a forward Q filter being applied to a reflectivity to produce an attenuated seismogram. The nonstationary convolution matrix shows a wavelet in each column which changes systematically with time.
Stationary filters can be applied in the Fourier transform domain by simply multiplying their spectra. This is shown in box C for the case of the wavelet in box A. When the nonstationary formalism is moved into the Fourier domain, the result is also a matrix multiplication as shown in box D. The nonstationary spectral matrix is formed from the 2-D Fourier transform of the nonstationary convolution matrix in B. It operates on the spectrum of the input trace to produce the spectrum of the output trace. The strength of the off-diagonal energy is directly related to the degree of nonstationarity. As the waveform becomes stationary, the matrix in D becomes a diagonal matrix with the filter spectrum along the diagonal and the result is the simple multiplication of wavelet and reflectivity spectra, as was the case for box C. The nonstationary filter can be applied efficiently in the Fourier domain by keeping only the significant off-diagonal terms.
There are many potential applications of this theory including seismic modeling, time variant filtering, time variant deconvolution, and depth migration. I will present the complete theory at the 1996 annual CREWES meeting and will continue to explore its applications in the coming year. Anyone desiring more information can contact me via email at: gary@geo.ucalgary.ca or phone (403)-220-4606.
For these matrices, black represents a large positive number, white a large negative, and medium gray is zero.
Stationary | Nonstationary | |
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Course | Title | Time | Professor(s) |
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GOPH 355 | Exploration Geophysics | LEC MWF 15:00* | J.C. Bancroft |
GOPH 365 | Environmental Geophysics | LEC MW 16:00* | Duckworth, Krebes |
GOPH 453 | Mining Geophysics I | LEC MWF 10:00* | K. Duckworth |
GOPH 553 | Mining Geophysics II | LEC MWF 14:00* | K. Duckworth |
GOPH 557/657 | Geophysical Data Processing | LEC T 17:00* | G.F. Margrave |
GOPH 645 | Seismic Wave Propagation | LEC MWF TBA | E.S. Krebes |
GOPH 653 | Electromagnetics & Potential Field Methods | LEC MWF 14:00 | K. Duckworth |
GOPH 701 | Advanced Independent Study | D.C. Lawton | |
GOPH 703 | Readings in Geophysics | D.C. Lawton |
Course | Title | Time | Professor(s) |
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GOPH 359 | Global Geophysics | LEC MWF 15:00* | E.S. Krebes |
GOPH 375 | Natural Disasters | LEC MWF 10:00 | R.R. Stewart |
GOPH 457 | Physical Properties of Rocks | LEC MWF 14:00* | P.P.C. Wu |
GOPH 547 | Gravity and Magnetics | LEC MWF 13:00* | P.P.C. Wu |
GOPH 551 | Seismic Theory & Methods | LEC MWF 10:00* | P.P.C. Wu |
GOPH 559 | Geophysical Interpretation | LEC MWF 15:00* | Cook, Lawton |
GOPH 647 | Advanced Digital Signal Processing (Advanced Applied Geophysics) | TBA * | G.F. Margrave |
The CREWES Project Dept. of Geology & Geophysics University of Calgary 2500 University Dr. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 CANADA
Fax: (403)284-0074
Administrative Secretary: |
Directors: Dr. Robert Stewart: 220-3265 Dr. Don Lawton: 220-5718
Research Staff: |
Graduate Students Jill Belisle:220-3271 Siriporn Chaisri: 220-3083 Wai-Kin Chan: 220-8093 Maria Donati: 220-6444 Jocelyn Dufour: 220-8266 Ken Fang: 220-8093 Robert Ferguson: 220-3271 Helen Isaac: 220-8396 Glenn Larson: 220-3458 Xinxiang Li: 220-6749 Nicolas Martin: 220-3083 Darryl Parry: 220-3032 Chanpen Silawongsawat: 220-3083 Zandong Sun: 220-6444 Dan Vetrici: 220-3269 Shaowu Wang: 220-5027 Hans Westbroek: 220-6596 |