This section presents the results of applying ICO to the shorncliff 3D land survey presented in the last chapter. The original dataset is now further decimated to simulate a sparse geometry that results into aliasing problems. The shot lines from the over-sampled survey were spaced at 140 meters, whereas in the decimated experiment they alternate between 280 and 420m for an average spacing of 350m. I also extracted every fifth receiver line to simulate a cross-spread geometry with 350m line-spacing as shown in Figure survey350.
The 3D subset used in the simulations consisted of 8600 traces whose source-receiver azimuth is between -60o and 60o with an absolute-offset range from 500 to 900 meters. Figure fold35 shows the fold distribution for the subset binned at the survey's nominal CMP spacing of 35 m. The variations in coverage between different bins vary substantially from 0 to a maximum of 6. Figure full-fold represents a fold chart for the same offset and azimuth range from the original survey. The densely-sampled subset is 13 times larger than the decimated survey.