# Monte Carlo sampling of solutions to inverse problems

```@article{Mosegaard1995MonteCS,
title={Monte Carlo sampling of solutions to inverse problems},
author={Klaus Mosegaard and Albert Tarantola},
journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
year={1995},
volume={100},
pages={12431-12447}
}```
• Published 10 July 1995
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Probabilistic formulation of inverse problems leads to the definition of a probability distribution in the model space. This probability distribution combines a priori information with new information obtained by measuring some observable parameters (data). As, in the general case, the theory linking data with model parameters is nonlinear, the a posteriori probability in the model space may not be easy to describe (it may be multimodal, some moments may not be defined, etc.). When analyzing an…
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