Acoustic multi-source full waveform inversion with deblurring

Ge Zhan, Wei Dai, Chaiwoot Boonyasiriwat, Gerard T. Schuster

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The theory of preconditioned multi-source full waveform inversion (FWI) is presented where many shot gathers are simultaneously back-propagated to form the multi-source gradient of the misfit function. Synthetic tests on the 2D Marmousi data set show that multi-source full waveform inversion using an encoded multi-source deblurring filter as a preconditioner can provide an accurate velocity model at 1/100 the computational cost of conventional FWI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-488
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Seismic Exploration
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Deblurring
  • Full waveform inversion
  • Multi-source
  • Preconditioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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