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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 47 (1963)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1775

Last Page: 1776

Title: Refraction Solutions by Wavefront Targeting: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Frederick L. Schenck

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Emergent wavefronts can be developed from travel time data when the Previous HitvelocityNext Hit is known by applying

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Huygens' principle in reverse. Targeting between complementary wavefronts provides a solution to a reversed refraction profile that is independent of the refractor Previous HitvelocityNext Hit. The agreement between two one-way solutions imposed thereon proves correctness. Reversed refraction profiling is the only geophysical method affording an interpretation which can be proved correct on the data alone. However, application of this fact is limited by recording conditions and Previous HitvelocityTop complexities.

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