Simulating propagation of separated wave modes in general anisotropic media, Part I: qP-wave propagators |

Figure 9 shows an example of simulating propagation of separated qP-wave fields in a 3D homogeneous vertical ORT model, in which , , , , , , , , and . The first three pictures display wavefield snapshots at 0.5s synthesized by using pseudo-pure-mode qP-wave equation, according to equation B-3. As shown in Figure 9d, qP-waves again appear to dominate the wavefields in energy when we sum the three wavefield components of the pseudo-pure-mode qP-wave fields. As for TI media, we obtain completely separated qP-wave fields from the pseudo-pure-mode wavefields once the correction of projection deviation is finished (Figure 9e). By the way, in all above examples, we find that the filtering to remove qSV-waves does not require the numerical dispersion of the qS-waves to be limited. So there is no additional requirement of the grid size for qS-wave propagation. The effects of grid dispersion for the separation of low velocity qS-waves will be further investigated in the second article of this series.

PseudoPurePx,PseudoPurePy,PseudoPurePz,PseudoPureP,PseudoPureSepP
Synthesized wavefield snapshots in a 3D homogeneous vertical ORT medium: (a) x-, (b) y- and (c) z-component
of the pseudo-pure-mode qP-wave fields, (d) pseudo-pure-mode scalar qP-wave fields, (e) separated scalar qP-wave fields.
Figure 9. |
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Simulating propagation of separated wave modes in general anisotropic media, Part I: qP-wave propagators |

2014-06-24