Inverse and simulation filtering of digital seismograms

  • Frank Scherbaum
Part of the Modern Approaches in Geophysics book series (MAGE, volume 15)


We have now looked at all the essential building blocks of modern seismic recording systems (cf. Fig. 6.19) and seen how they affect recorded seismic signals. We have learned to model the individual components (seismometer, ADC, etc.) using the concepts of continuous and discrete linear time invariant systems (transfer function, frequency response function, impulse response function) and how their interactions can be described by convolution in both the time and frequency domains (convolution theorem). We have become acquainted with the elegant and powerful concept of poles and zeros and learned what they can tell us about important system properties such as minimum phase, maximum phase, etc. In addition, we have seen how we can use poles and zeros to design simple, special-purpose digital filters. After reviewing the theoretical background of the Fourier-, Laplace-, and z-transforms, we have taken a detailed look at the digital antialias filter. We have seen how we can cure the precursory ringing problem of high frequency signals and discussed the design and implementation of a recursive correction filter.


Amplitude Spectrum Frequency Response Function Impulse Response Function Inverse Filter Discrete Transfer Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Scherbaum
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  1. 1.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität PotsdamGermany

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