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On the Improvement of Inverse Modeling in Geoelectric ExplorationNormal access

Authors: N.P. Szabo, Á. Gyulai and A.N. Paripás
Event name: Near Surface 2011 - 17th EAGE European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: Modelling, Inversion and Processing I
Publication date: 12 September 2011
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20144449
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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In the paper, some problems of using conventional inversion methods in geoenvironmental exploration are studied. The series expansion based inversion procedure is presented as a joint inversion method that performs reliable parameter estimation by decreasing efficiently the number of unknowns of the inverse problem. Quality improvement in parameter space is demonstrated by applying the series expansion based 1.5D and 2D CGI (Combined Geoelectric Inversion) inversion methods on DC geoelectrical data. The CGI inversion method was further developed by weighting individual data sets in order to improve inversion results. It is shown that the series expansion based inversion technique is able to resolve near-surface structures such as rapidly varying layer boundaries, laterally inhomogeneous formations and pinch-outs.

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