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Volume 62, Issue 3 (Jun 2014)

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Fifty years of stacking

Mohamed Rashed
  • Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Earth Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
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Published Online: 2014-03-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11600-013-0191-4

Abstract

Common-Mid-Point (CMP) stacking is a major process to enhance signal-to-noise ratio in seismic data. Since its appearance fifty years ago, CMP stacking has gone through different phases of prosperity and negligence within the geophysical community. During those times, CMP stacking developed from a simple process of averaging into a sophisticated process that involves complicated mathematics and state-of-the-art computation. This article summarizes the basic principles, assumptions, and violations related to the CMP stacking technique, presents a historical overview on the development stages of CMP stacking, and discusses its future potentiality.

Keywords: CMP; stacking; seismic; processing

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