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Published as Journal of Applied Geophysics,, (2013)

Structural uncertainty of time-migrated seismic images

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Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, TX 78713-8924
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Structural information in seismic images is uncertain. The main cause of this uncertainty is uncertainty in velocity estimation. We adopt the technique of velocity continuation for estimating velocity uncertainties and corresponding structural uncertainties in time-migrated images. Data experiments indicate that structural uncertainties can be significant even when both structure and velocity variations are mild.