Regularising Tunnelling Algorithm in Non-Linear Gravity Problems — a Numerical Study

  • R. G. S. Sastry
  • P. S. Moharir
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Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 103)


Non-linear geophysical inversion, in general and gravity inversion in particular faces mainly two problems, viz., heavy dependance on quality of initial guess and stability. The proposed method developed on concepts of tunnelling (Levy et al, 1982) and Tikhonov’s regularisation tackles both these problems in a overdetermined case of gravity inversion. The algorithm is a recursive one, which rogresses through a sequence of local minima of systematically decreasing values. The results of simulation in gravity case do indicate that even if the initial guess is far away from the true solution, the terminal solution reached, is indeed close to true one. Thus, efficacy of joint application of reglarisation and tunnelling is illustrated.


Initial Guess Tikhonov Regularization Bouguer Anomaly Heavy Dependance National Geophysical Research Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. S. Sastry
    • 1
  • P. S. Moharir
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

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