Seismic waveform tomography in the frequency-space domain: selection of the optimal temporal frequency for inversion

  • Yokota Toshiyuki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) ;
  • Matsushima Jun (Japan National Oil Corp., Technology Research Center)
  • Published : 2004.02.01


Frequency-space domain full-wave tomography is a promising technique for delineating detailed subsurface structure with high resolution. However, this method requires criteria for the selection of a set of optimal temporal frequency components, to achieve stability in the sequence of inversion processes together with computational efficiency. We propose a method of selecting optimal temporal frequencies, based on wavenumber continuity. The proposed method is tested numerically and is shown to be able to select an optimal set of frequency components that are sufficient to image the anomalies.


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