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Linearized inversion of seismic reflection dataNormal access

Author: A. Tarantola
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 32, No 6, December 1984 pp. 998 - 1015
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1984.tb00751.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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This is the first of a series of papers giving the solution of the inverse problem in seismic exploration. The acoustic approximation is used together with the assumption that the velocity field has the form . The forward problem is then linearized (thus neglecting multiple reflected waves) and the inverse problem of estimating δ is set up. Its rigorous solution can be obtained using an iterative algorithm, each step consisting of a classical Kirchhoff migration (hyperbola summation) plus a classical forward modeling step (circle summation).

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