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Geophysical Prospecting is published by Wiley-Blackwell and EAGE.

Geophysical Prospecting publishes the best in primary research in geoscience with a particular focus in exploration geophysics. The scope of the journal covers the potential field, electromagnetic and seismic methods applied to exploration and monitoring. The journal welcomes theoretical and numerical studies as well as case studies and review papers. Contributors are from industry and academia. The goal of the journal is to provide a valuable forum for sharing experiences and new ideas among workers in exploration geophysics.

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Editorial information top of the page

Tijmen Jan Moser

Deputy Editors
Angus I. Best
Noalwenn Dubos-Sallée
Giovanni Florio
Felix Herrmann
Mohamed Luheshi
Oliver Ritter
Giuliana Rossi

Associate Editors
Mohammed N. Alfaraj – Reservoir Geophysics
Tariq Alkhalifah – Ray methods and anisotropy
Doug Angus – Carbon Storage, Geomechanics and Seismic Modeling
Philip N. Armstrong – Borehole Geophysics
Anna Avdeeva – Electromagnetic inversion and forward modelling
Milana Ayzenberg – 4D seismics, reservoir monitoring and AVO
Ran Bachrach – Rock Physics, Anisotropy, Uncertainty and Reservoir Characterization
Claudio Bagaini – Seismic acquisition and multicomponent processing
Ahmet T. Basokur – Electrical and Electromagnetic Tomography and Optimization Methods
Gilles Bellefleur – Hard Rock Physics and Mining Seismology
Emanouil Blias – VSP, Seismic Anisotropy and Traveltime Inversion
Andrej Bona – Time Domain Imaging and Seismic Diffraction Methods
Stefan Buske – Seismic Imaging and Passive Seismic  Methods
Xander Campman – Seismic acquisition, Interferometry and Signal Processing
Mark Chapman – Rock Physics, Anisotropy and Multicomponent Seismology
Hervé Chauris – Multi-scale seismic data and image processing
Gordon Cooper – Potential fields, image and signal processing
Anton Duchkov - Seismic Imaging and Velocity Analysis, Microseismic methods
Irina S. Elysseieva – Gravity Data Processing and Interpretation
Stig-Kyrre Foss – Seismic Imaging and Velocity Analysis, Converted Wave Imaging
Roberto de Franco  Seismic refraction, imaging, tomography and time lapse
Mark Goldman – Controlled Source Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods, Theory and Applications
Fuensanta González Montesinos – Geodesy, Gravity
Peter Hanssen – Instrumentation, Passive Exploration and Sub-basalt Imaging
Henning Hoeber – Signal Processing, 4D and AVO
Einar Iversen – Anisotropy, Ray Methods, Seismic imaging and Velocity Estimation
Ian F. Jones – Pre-stack Depth Migration and Velocity Building
Damien Jougnot Petrophysics, Self-potential and Electromagnetic Methods
Jerry Kapoor – Seismic Depth Imaging
Clement Kostov – Seismic multiples, data processing and imaging, survey design
Gilles Lambaré – Seismic Depth Imaging, Ray-based Approaches
Alireza Malehmir – Hardrock Seismic Methods and Multidisciplinary Geophysics
Tobias Müller – Rock Physics, Seismic Modelling
Roman Pasteka – Gravity Data Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation
Mark Pilkington –  Potential Field Interpretation Methods
René-Edouard Plessix – Wave and Ray Theory, Optimisation
Raffaele Persico – Electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar methods
Gordon Poole – Seismic processing and data regularisation
Jaume Pous – Electrical Methods
Patrick Rasolofosaon – Rock Physics, Seismic Anisotropy and Physical Modelling
Alan B. Reid Gravity & Magnetic Fields and Radiometrics
Partha Routh – Near Surface, Geothermal
Joël Sarout Rock physics, geomechanics and anisotropy
Denis Saussus – Geostatistical Methods and Reservoir Characterization
Juan Soldo – 4D Seismic and Reservoir Geophysics
Alexey Stovas – Anisotropy, Modelling and Seismic Time Imaging
Rita Streich – Electromagnetic Imaging, Processing and Acquisition
Vladimir Tcheverda – Seismic Modelling, Inversion and VSP
Colin J. Thomson – Ray methods and seismic wave propagation
Constantinos Tsingas – Wave-based Seismic Imaging and Velocity Analysis
Dimitrios Tsoulis – Potential Field Theory
Henri-Pierre Valero – Logging and Petrophysics
Aldo Vesnaver – Reservoir Monitoring
Hongbo Zhou - Wave-based Migration, Modeling and Inversion

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Volume 65 Issue 1 January 2017

1     | Introduction
T.J. Moser

7     | Full-wavefield migration: using surface and internal multiples in imaging
M. Davydenko and D.J. Verschuur

22   | Analysis of the traveltime sensitivity kernels for an acoustic transversely isotropic medium with a vertical axis of symmetry
R. Djebbi, R.-E. Plessix and T. Alkhalifah

35   | Field trial of seismic recording using distributed acoustic sensing with broadside sensitive fibre-optic cables
J.C. Hornman

47   | Comparison of migration-based location and detection methods for microseismic events
J. Trojanowski and L. Eisner

64   |1D elastic full-waveform inversion and uncertainty estimation by means of a hybrid genetic algorithm–Gibbs sampler approach
M. Aleardi and A. Mazzotti

86   | The impact of surface-wave attenuation on 3-D seismic survey design
T. Ishiyama, G. Blacquière and W.A. Mulder

97   | A texture-based region growing algorithm for volume extraction in seismic data
M.G. Orozco-del-Castillo, M. Cárdenas-Soto, C. Ortiz-Alemán, C. Couder-Castañeda, J. Urrutia-Fucugauchi and A. Trujillo-Alcántara

106 | Utilization of multiple scattering: the next big step forward in seismic imaging
A.J. Berkhout

146 | Sonification of geophysical data through time–frequency analysis: theory and applications
P. Dell’Aversana, G. Gabbriellini and A. Amendola

158 | Experimental study on the performance of an azimuthal acoustic receiver sonde for a downhole tool
X. Che, W. Qiao, X. Ju, J. Wu and B. Men

170 | Frequency-domain waveform modelling and inversion for coupled media using a symmetric impedance matrix
J. Shin, H. Jun, D.-J. Min and C. Shin

184 | The effect of gauge length on axially incident P-waves measured using fibre optic distributed vibration sensing
T. Dean, T. Cuny and A.H. Hartog

194 | Anisotropy parameter inversion in vertical axis of symmetry media using diffractions
U. bin Waheed, A. Stovas and T. Alkhalifah

204 | The estimation of spectra from time-frequency transforms for use in attenuation studies
J. Beckwith, R. Clark and L. Hodgson

221 | Azimuthal variation of converted-wave amplitude in a reservoir with vertically aligned fractures − a physical model study
C.-H. Chang, Y.-F. Chang and P.-Y. Tseng

229 | A new seismic attribute for ambiguity reduction in hydrocarbon prediction
C. Liu and D. Ghosh

240 | Monitoring fluid substitution in rock samples from noise correlation
S. Barbouteau, P. Rasolofosaon, N. Dubos-Sallée, V. Vassil and J.-F. Nauroy

251 | Effect of supercritical CO2 on carbonates: Savonnières sample case study
V. Shulakova, J. Sarout, L. Pimienta, M. Lebedev, S. Mayo, M.B. Clennell and M. Pervukhina

266 | Dynamic microplasticity manifestation in consolidated sandstone in the acoustical frequency range
E.I. Mashinskii

280 | An efficient and self-adaptive approach for Q value optimization
G. Zhang, X. Wang and Z. He

292 | A contribution to aeromagnetic deculturing in populated areas
D. Beamish

305 | Regularized tomographic inversion with geological constraints
V. Lipari, D. Urbano, E. Spadavecchia, J. Panizzardi and N. Bienati

316 | Applying the tilt-depth and contact-depth methods to the magnetic
G.R.J. Cooper

324 | Automatic extraction of geometrical characteristics hidden in ground-penetrating radar sectional images using simultaneous perturbation artificial bee colony algorithm
B. Jafrasteh and N. Fathianpour

337 | Integrating gravimetric and interferometric synthetic aperture radar data for enhancing reservoir history matching of carbonate gas and volatile oil reservoirs
K. Katterbauer, S. Arango, S. Sun and I. Hoteit

365 | Density function evaluation from borehole gravity meter data – regularized spectral domain deconvolution approach
R. Karcol and R. Pasteka

379 | Comment on “Physical constraints on c13 and δ for transversely isotropic hydrocarbon source rocks” by F. Yan, D.-H. Han and Q. Yao, Geophysical Prospecting 57, 393–411
J. Sarout

381 | Reply to Joel Sarout’s comment on “Physical constraints on c13 and δ for transversely isotropic hydrocarbon source rocks”
F. Yan, D.-H. Han and Q. Yao