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seismic processing

1. n. [Geophysics]

Alteration of seismic data to suppress noise, enhance signal and migrate seismic events to the appropriate location in space. Processing steps typically include analysis of velocities and frequencies, static corrections, deconvolution, normal moveout, dip moveout, stacking, and migration, which can be performed before or after stacking. Seismic processing facilitates better interpretation because subsurface structures and reflection geometries are more apparent.

Synonyms: processing

See: amplitude variation with offsetautomatic gain controlcommon midpoint methoddepth migrationdip moveoutfiltermigrationnormal moveoutquicklookslant stackstackstatic correctiontime migrationwavelet extraction

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