Estimation of Anisotropy Parameters in VTI Media Using the Ray-Based Tomography
Event name: 24th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: New Technologies, Developments and Research Trends II
Publication date: 09 September 2018
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In this paper a new procedure to estimate the Thomsen parameters ε and δ in VTI (Vertical Tranversely Isotropic) media is presented. The approach used in this work exploits the angles of the ray segments computed by the anisotropic ray tracing in travel time tomography using direct, reflected and refracted arrivals. The reliability of this technique is demonstrated by two synthetic examples related to transmission tomography (cross-hole) and reflection/refraction tomography.