Methodology of Seismic Tomography

  • Dapeng ZhaoEmail author
Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)


In this chapter, we first introduce the basic principles of seismic tomography and discuss the common features and differences between seismic tomography and the medical CT-scan. Considering the fact that many different kinds of tomographic studies have been made and a large number of tomography-related technical terms are used in the literature, we present a classification of seismic tomography. Then we explain the meaning of multiscale seismic tomography, and discuss how to interpret the obtained tomographic images. Finally, the scope and contents of this book are outlined.


Seismic tomography Model parameterization Ray tracing Inversion Resolution Damping parameter 


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  1. 1.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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