Inversion of seismic reflection data in the acoustic approximation

@article{Tarantola1984InversionOS,
  title={Inversion of seismic reflection data in the acoustic approximation},
  author={Albert Tarantola},
  journal={Geophysics},
  year={1984},
  volume={49},
  pages={1259-1266}
}
  • A. Tarantola
  • Published 1 August 1984
  • Geology, Mathematics
  • Geophysics
The nonlinear inverse problem for seismic reflection data is solved in the acoustic approximation. The method is based on the generalized least‐squares criterion, and it can handle errors in the data set and a priori information on the model. Multiply reflected energy is naturally taken into account, as well as refracted energy or surface waves. The inverse problem can be solved using an iterative algorithm which gives, at each iteration, updated values of bulk modulus, density, and time source… 

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