Symmetry/Asymmetry in Geophysical Prospecting

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 212

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan, China
Interests: seismic inversion and imaging; geophysical data processing; marine seismic exploration; the application of artificial intelligence in geophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Symmetry/Asymmetry in Geophysical Prospecting”, aims to explore the role of symmetry and asymmetry in various aspects of geophysical exploration. It invites manuscripts that investigate the significance, applications, and implications of symmetry and asymmetry in geophysical data acquisition, processing, interpretation, and analysis. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Symmetry and asymmetry in geophysical survey design and optimization;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in data acquisition techniques such as seismic, electromagnetic, gravity, and magnetic surveys;
  • Symmetric and asymmetric data-processing algorithms and methodologies;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in feature extraction and pattern recognition from geophysical data;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in imaging and inversion techniques;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in multi-physics and multi-scale geophysical integration;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in the interpretation and modeling of subsurface structures and properties;
  • Symmetric and asymmetric approaches for characterizing geological formations, reservoirs, and resources;
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in the analysis of geophysical data uncertainties and error propagation;
  • Symmetric and asymmetric approaches for mitigating noise and artifacts in geophysical data.

Dr. Guoxin Chen
Guest Editor

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  • symmetry
  • asymmetry
  • geophysical prospecting
  • data acquisition
  • data processing
  • interpretation
  • inversion
  • imaging
  • pattern recognition
  • multi-physics integration
  • geological characterization
  • reservoir characterization
  • uncertainty analysis
  • error propagation
  • noise mitigation

Published Papers

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