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I've picked up a couple of books on seismic imaging. One is called, Seismic Imaging and Inversion: Application of Linear Inverse Theory, by Robert H. Stolt and Arthur B. Weglein. The other is Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing by Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel. Since the government is now on day 9 of its shutdown and it's illegal for me to work, I have some time to read.

Let's start by looking at the ABC book. It starts with a preface warning us that if we want to see how this all applies to exploration seismology, we would be better of looking at either Seismic Data Analysis by Yilmaz or Elements of 3D Seismology by Christopher L. Liner.

From there, we move onto chapter 1, which introduces/reminds us of the basics of waves and geometric optics (I never formally studied geometric optics and have to confess what I picked up on my own felt dreadfully dull…). It's actually a pretty fun read.

I will discuss my readings more in a later post. For now, here is a test of mathjax: