Ray theoretical inverse methods in geophysics

  • B. L. N. Kennett
Part I: Fifteen Review Lectures on Applied Inverse Problems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 85)


Inverse methods based on ray theory have received considerable development in geophysical applications. Methods now exist for the direct inversion of exact data and the generation of extremal bounds on a solution once the errors in the data are taken into account. Linearised inverse methods may also be used and allow a treatment of the resolution attainable from the observed data.


Velocity Distribution Velocity Model Inverse Method Exact Data Velocity Inversion 
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  • B. L. N. Kennett
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridge

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