[AstroPy] seeking feedback on how to process seismic images from astronomers

Wolfgang Kerzendorf wkerzendorf at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 03:56:23 EDT 2015

Dear Mark,

Maybe astronomy was once at the forefront of digital image processing, but
this not the case anymore. I suggest looking at scikit-image and opencv
both of them do these things pretty well. Let us know how you go!

Good luck,

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 1:09 AM Mark Lai <mlai at ices.utexas.edu> wrote:

> Hi all!
> My name is Mark Lai, and I am currently a 1st year post doc in ICES
> (computational math) at UT Austin doing work in seismic imaging with Sergey
> Fomel.
> http://users.ices.utexas.edu/~mlai/
> http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/researcher/sergey_fomel/
> A senior math professor mentioned some interesting image processing work
> by astronomers so I thought I would try to reach out!
> One of the problems we face is to how to process a seismic image to make
> it visually appealing for geologists.  Page 3 in the below linked PDF shows
> different types of processing. The middle figure in the second column is
> the preferred one.  The paper, essentially a blog post, is by a famous
> retired geophysicist in our field and argues for histogram equalization.
> http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/jon/softclips.pdf
> I am curious if anyone might any suggestions or feedback on how to process
> these seismic images.  Thanks much and please let me know if you have any
> questions!
> Mark Lai
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