Some thoughts on the design of software for geogphysical data processing
, by Paul J. Fowler
Most seismic data processing is currently based on a data model of traces and trace headers.
This model is probably too restrictive for further processing environments. Integration of
seismic data with other forms of data in a more general database model would be more
flexible and extensible. If data models are defined using a limited number of access and
processing parameters, processing modules can be defined as realizations of generic filters.
A limited standardization of data models in this fashion might also enable standardization