Full Seismic Waveform Modelling and Inversion

  • Andreas Fichtner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  3. Numerical Solution of the Elastic Wave Equation

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  4. Iterative Solution of the FullWaveform Inversion Problem

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  5. Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-343

About this book


Recent progress in numerical methods and computer science allows us today to simulate the propagation of seismic waves through realistically heterogeneous Earth models with unprecedented accuracy. Full waveform tomography is a tomographic technique that takes advantage of numerical solutions of the elastic wave equation. The accuracy of the numerical solutions and the exploitation of complete waveform information result in tomographic images that are both more realistic and better resolved. This book develops and describes state of the art methodologies covering all aspects of full waveform tomography including methods for the numerical solution of the elastic wave equation, the adjoint method, the design of objective functionals and optimisation schemes. It provides a variety of case studies on all scales from local to global based on a large number of examples involving real data. It is a comprehensive reference on full waveform tomography for advanced students, researchers and professionals.


Earth Structure Full waveform tomography adjoint methods elastic wave equation seismology

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Fichtner
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  1. 1., Department of Earth SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15806-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15807-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8348
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8356
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