Multiscale and layer-stripping wave-equation dispersion inversion of Rayleigh waves

Zhaolun Liu, Lianjie Huang

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Rayleigh-wave inversion could converge to a local minimum of its objective function for a complex subsurface model. We develop a multiscale strategy and a layer-stripping method to alleviate the local minimum problem of wave-equation dispersion inversion of Rayleigh waves, and improve the inversion robustness. We first invert the high-frequency and near-offset data for the shallow S-velocity model, and gradually incorporate the lower-frequency components of data with longer offsets to reconstruct the deeper regions of the model. We demonstrate the efficacy of this multiscale and layer-stripping method using synthetic and field Rayleigh-wave data.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Aug 27 2018


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