ENAM Seismic Reflection Processing Workshop

Left: Seismic data acquisition map for the ENAM Community Seismic Experiment. Top right: example of seismic reflection data over a salt diaper. Bottom right: example of seismic reflection data over oceanic crust.

(Click to enlarge) Left: Seismic data acquisition map for the ENAM Community Seismic Experiment. Top right: example of seismic reflection data over a salt diaper. Bottom right: example of seismic reflection data over oceanic crust.

There will be a 7-day training workshop at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for students and early-career scientists who want to gain experience with the analysis of multichannel seismic reflection data from June 22-29, 2015.

The workshop will cover the fundamentals of reflection seismology and the full sequence of steps involved in processing raw seismic reflection data into time-migrated images, including geometry and binning, noise suppression, velocity analysis, and migration.  Participants will have extensive hands-on experience processing data with commercial processing software.

The workshop will use multichannel seismic reflection data that were acquired in September and October 2014 during the ENAM Community Seismic Experiment offshore North Carolina. The transects image the structure of the rifted continental margin and early oceanic crust as well as the post-rift sedimentary architecture including slides, gas hydrates and salt diapirs. 

Interested participants should send a brief statement summarizing why they wish to attend the workshop and a short CV to Anne Bécel (annebcl@ldeo.columbia.edu). Limited travel funds are available for participants.

Application deadline is April 15, 2015.

For more information, contact Anne Bécel (annebcl@ldeo.columbia.edu).

On behalf of the instructor team, 

Anne Bécel, LDEO (annebcl@ldeo.columbia.edu

Donna Shillington, LDEO (djs@ldeo.columbia.edu)

Matthew Hornbach, SMU (mhornbach@smu.edu)

Beatrice Magnani, SMU (mmagnani@mail.smu.edu)

Useful links:

The GeoPRISMS ENAM initiative

The ENAM Community Seismic Experiment project website

Raw MCS data from the ENAM cruise

http://www.marine-geo.org/tools/search/DataSets.php?seismic=MGL1408

Processed MCS data from the ENAM cruise

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/sdc/cruise.php?cruiseIn=mgl1408


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