Waveform Tomography for Two Parameters in Elastic Media Applied to Cross-Well Geophysics

  • Feng. Yin
  • Jerry. M. Harris
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 21)


In this paper, we developed one waveform tomography method for P velocity and density inversion in elastic media. Starting from the elastic wave equation, we derived one P wave equation which includes the scattered terms of P-wave to P-wave conversion and S-wave to P-wave conversion. By discretizing the scattering integral equation corresponding to this equation directly, we can obtain one equation corresponding to each point on the waveform. The result of this formulation is a very large system of algebraic equations that is solved using ART and SIRT. The results of computational simulation applied to cross-hole geometry show that our method is valid when the velocity and density perturbation is not very large. Next we will extend this method to heterogeneous media and apply it to real field data.


Rayleigh Wave Elastic Medium Born Approximation Density Inversion Elastic Wave Equation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng. Yin
    • 1
  • Jerry. M. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geophysics Mitchell BuildingStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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