Decomposition of surface consistent statics

Steven Kim and John C. Bancroft


Traveltime differences between traces and a model trace may be decomposed into source and receiver statics. The decomposition of these statics is a difficult problem because the inversion process is rank deficient. The rank can be increased by adding a stabilizing equation to make the process invertable. Three stabilizing equations are tested and evaluated to demonstrate their effectiveness in stabilizing the process.

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