Elastic waves in random media

Fundamentals of seismic stratigraphic filtering

  • Authors
  • Serg A. Shapiro
  • Peter Hubral

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 80)

About this book


This book treats various generalizations of the classical O'Doherty-Anstey formula in order to describe stratigraphic filtering effects. These are the effects that can be observed when elastic and electromagnetic waves propagate through multilayered structures. Our aim was to treat this topic in a comprehensive manner and present compact results in a didactically simple way, emphasizing the physics of the wave-propagation phenomena. We do not claim mathematical rigidity in all our derivations, however, we are pleased to have obtained quite simple descriptions of scattering, transmission and reflection of wavefields in acoustic, elastic, and poroelastic media which can be useful for various seismological and non-seismological applications.


poroelasticity seismic exploration stratigraphy wave propagation wave scattering

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65006-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49775-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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