GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 179–208 | Cite as

Iterative algorithms for total variation-like reconstructions in seismic tomography

Original Paper


A qualitative comparison of total variation like penalties (total variation, Huber variant of total variation, total generalized variation, . . .) is made in the context of global seismic tomography. Both penalized and constrained formulations of seismic recovery problems are treated. A number of simple iterative recovery algorithms applicable to these problems are described. The convergence speed of these algorithms is compared numerically in this setting. For the constrained formulation a new algorithm is proposed and its convergence is proven.


Tomography Total variation Convex optimization Sparsity 

Mathematics Subject Classification

86A22 90C25 65K10 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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