pylops.avo.prestack.PrestackLinearModelling(wav, theta, vsvp=0.5, nt0=1, spatdims=None, linearization='akirich', explicit=False, kind='centered')[source]

Pre-stack linearized seismic modelling operator.

Create operator to be applied to elastic property profiles for generation of band-limited seismic angle gathers from a linearized version of the Zoeppritz equation. The input model must be arranged in a vector of size \(n_m \times n_{t_0}\,(\times n_x \times n_y)\) for explicit=True and \(n_{t_0} \times n_m \,(\times n_x \times n_y)\) for explicit=False. Similarly the output data is arranged in a vector of size \(n_{\theta} \times n_{t_0} \,(\times n_x \times n_y)\) for explicit=True and \(n_{t_0} \times n_{\theta} \,(\times n_x \times n_y)\) for explicit=False.

wav : np.ndarray

Wavelet in time domain (must had odd number of elements and centered to zero). Note that the dtype of this variable will define that of the operator

theta : np.ndarray

Incident angles in degrees. Must have same dtype of wav (or it will be automatically casted to it)

vsvp : float or np.ndarray

\(V_S/V_P\) ratio (constant or time/depth variant)

nt0 : int, optional

number of samples (if vsvp is a scalar)

spatdims : int or tuple, optional

Number of samples along spatial axis (or axes) (None if only one dimension is available)

linearization : {“akirich”, “fatti”, “PS”} or callable, optional
explicit : bool, optional

Create a chained linear operator (False, preferred for large data) or a MatrixMult linear operator with dense matrix (True, preferred for small data)

kind : str, optional

Derivative kind (forward or centered).

Preop : LinearOperator

pre-stack modelling operator.


If linearization is not an implemented linearization


If kind is not forward nor centered


Pre-stack seismic modelling is the process of constructing seismic pre-stack data from three (or two) profiles of elastic parameters in time (or depth) domain. This can be easily achieved using the following forward model:

\[d(t, \theta) = w(t) * \sum_{i=1}^{n_m} G_i(t, \theta) m_i(t)\]

where \(w(t)\) is the time domain seismic wavelet. In compact form:

\[\mathbf{d}= \mathbf{G} \mathbf{m}\]

On the other hand, pre-stack inversion aims at recovering the different profiles of elastic properties from the band-limited seismic pre-stack data.

Examples using pylops.avo.prestack.PrestackLinearModelling