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A Hierarchical Parameterisation for Elastic Orthorhombic Anisotropic Parameter InversionNormal access

Authors: J.W. Oh and T. Alkhalifah
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Full Waveform Inversion (B)
Publication date: 31 May 2016
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601006
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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We suggest the new elastic orthorhombic (ORT) parameterisation for the multi-parameter full waveform inversion (FWI). The new parameterisation includes 2 seismic velocities and 7 dimensionless parameters that allow for the continuity of the radiation patterns from isotropic to VTI to orthorhombic and elastic models. This continuation offers the possibility of a multi-stage FWI by controlling the step lengths of each parameter. Numerical examples for a simple anticline model are conducted to verify the feasibility of the new parameterisation.

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