Determining the Structure of a Three-Dimensional Medium According to Data on the Travel Times of Internal Wave Sources

  • D. V. LikhodeevEmail author
  • D. A. Presnov
  • L. B. Slavina


The basic principles of the reverse wave approach are presented. A new algorithm for processing experimental data is developed. Several test models of an inhomogeneous three-dimensional medium are proposed. The new algorithm is tested with synthetic input data determined in the ray approximation for test models. The results from determining the structure of the Earth’s crust are presented using the Azerbaijan region as an example.



This work was supported by an RF Presidential Grant for State Support of Scientific Schools, project no. NSh-5545.2018.5. It was performed as part of a State Task for the Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Likhodeev
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. A. Presnov
    • 1
  • L. B. Slavina
    • 1
  1. 1.Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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