It is difficult to understand the effects of and iterations
when used for the inversion of real seismic data. Therefore, I chose to use
a simple synthetic dataset provided to us by Bill Symes at The Rice Inversion
Project (TRIP). It consists of one flat layer beneath a slow velocity lens.
The velocity model can be seen in Figure . The expected
amplitude response from the flat reflector with regard to the offset
ray parameter is constant.
Figure 1 Velocity model for the TRIP synthetic. The
lens is low velocity.