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Title: Source Independent Velocity Recovery Using Imaginary FWI
We consider the problem of velocity inversion/calibration in passive survey, where the seismic source is also an unknown. In earthquake detection or microseismic localization, the major task is to reconstruct the passive seismic sources, but due to the source-velocity coupling, source reconstructions are inherently affected by inaccurate knowledge of the velocity, bringing the need of velocity calibration. We propose a source independent velocity calibration method that recovers the velocity without the source information, thus providing a better ground for source inversion. Unlike existing methods that assume sources to be a linear combination of separated point sources, the proposed method allows sources to lie on a line singularity (representing rock cracks), as long as the activation time is relatively brief. The proposed approach is based on the observation that the spatial distribution of the source is separable from the velocity model after a proper Helmholtz domain projection.
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1909523 2006881
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82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
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National Science Foundation
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