Joint inversion of different geophysical methods is a powerful tool to overcome the limitations of individual inversions. Body wave tomography is used to obtain P-wave velocity models by inversion of P-wave travel times. Surface wave tomography is used to obtain S-wave velocity models through inversion of the dispersion curves data. Both methods have inherent limitations. We focus on the joint body and surface waves tomography inversion to reduce the limitations of each individual inversion. In our joint inversion scheme, the Poisson ratio was used as the link between P-wave and S-wave velocities, and the same geometry was imposed on the final velocity models. The joint inversion algorithm was applied to a 2D synthetic dataset and then to two 2D field datasets. We Compare the obtained velocity models from individual inversions and the joint inversion. We show that the proposed joint inversion method not only produces superior velocity models, also generates physically more meaningful and accurate Poisson ratio models.

Physically constrained 2D joint inversion of surface and body wave tomography / Karimpour, Mohammadkarim; Slob, Evert Cornelis; Socco, Laura Valentina. - In: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING GEOPHYSICS. - ISSN 1083-1363. - ELETTRONICO. - 27:2(2022), pp. 57-71. [10.32389/JEEG21-031]

Physically constrained 2D joint inversion of surface and body wave tomography

Karimpour, Mohammadkarim;Socco, Laura Valentina
2022

Abstract

Joint inversion of different geophysical methods is a powerful tool to overcome the limitations of individual inversions. Body wave tomography is used to obtain P-wave velocity models by inversion of P-wave travel times. Surface wave tomography is used to obtain S-wave velocity models through inversion of the dispersion curves data. Both methods have inherent limitations. We focus on the joint body and surface waves tomography inversion to reduce the limitations of each individual inversion. In our joint inversion scheme, the Poisson ratio was used as the link between P-wave and S-wave velocities, and the same geometry was imposed on the final velocity models. The joint inversion algorithm was applied to a 2D synthetic dataset and then to two 2D field datasets. We Compare the obtained velocity models from individual inversions and the joint inversion. We show that the proposed joint inversion method not only produces superior velocity models, also generates physically more meaningful and accurate Poisson ratio models.
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