Particle Swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm resolves constrained multi-parameter problems and is suitable for simultaneous optimization of linear and nonlinear problems, with the assumption that forward modeling is based on good understanding of ill-posed problem for geophysical inversion. We apply PSO for solving the geophysical inverse problem to infer an Earth model, i.e. the electrical resistivity at depth, consistent with the observed geophysical data. The method doesn't require an initial model and can be easily constrained, according to external information for each single sounding. The optimization process to estimate the model parameters from the electromagnetic soundings focuses on the discussion of the objective function to be minimized. We discuss the possibility to introduce in the objective function vertical and lateral constraints, with an Occam-like regularization. A sensitivity analysis allowed us to check the performance of the algorithm. The reliability of the approach is tested on synthetic, real Audio-Magnetotelluric (AMT) and Long Period MT data. The method appears able to solve complex problems and allows us to estimate the a posteriori distribution of the model parameters.
On the optimization of electromagnetic geophysical data: Application of the PSO algorithm / Godio, A.; Santilano, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. - ISSN 0926-9851. - ELETTRONICO. - 148(2018), pp. 163-174.
|Titolo:||On the optimization of electromagnetic geophysical data: Application of the PSO algorithm|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2017.11.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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