A close examination of the spurious coherent patterns passed by *
f-x* and by *t-x* decon reveals that they are different. Simply
averaging the results will increase the signal/noise
ratio.^{} Moreover, the potential for improvement does not stop here. The two
semi-coherent noise patterns passed by each method have interfered
with each other, so their coherence is much reduced after averaging. Noise in the
averaging result will therefore be vulnerable again to attenuation by
spatial prediction filtering. I found in practice that a *t-x*
decon with a smaller filter than the first one used produces good
results. The Enhanced Random Noise Attenuation (ERNA)
flowchart is displayed in Figure . Figures
, and show the result of
applying this technique on real poststack seismic data,^{} real prestack
seismic data^{} ``spiked'' with synthetic noise and
Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) data.^{} The results of *f-x* and *t-x*
decons are also displayed alongside in the bottom panels for a comparison.

Figure 1

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