First Break Picking: The Complete Guide

An introduction to the geophysical problem of first-break picking. I take into account a variety of picking options, including manual, analytical, and machine learning-based picking. Mention the available open-source tools as well.

📓 Resources:
Manual -
Analytical -
ML-Based -

San-Yi Yuan et al., SegNet-based first-break picking via seismic waveform classification directly from shot gathers with sparsely distributed traces -
Mohammed Ayub et al., A Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Models for First-break Arrival Picking -
Nikita, Advancing the First Break Picking with Neural Networks -