Glossary:Reflection coefficient - PetroWiki

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Content of PetroWiki is intended for personal use only and to supplement, not replace, engineering judgment. SPE disclaims any and all liability for your use of such content. A parameter that defines the amplitude of the wave that reflects from an interface. The magnitude of a reflection coefficient at an interface is linearly proportional to the difference in seismic impedance across that interface. The algebraic sign of a reflection coefficient defines the polarity of the reflection event.