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Refraction travel-time tomography based on adjoint state techniques

Abstract : Standard refraction traveltime tomography based on ray tracing techniques has difficulties to handle large datasets that come from current seismic acquisition surveys. To overcome this problem we suggest a refraction tomography method based on adjoint state techniques to derive the gradient of the traveltime misfit function. We use the eikonal equation for the forward modelling, and iterate with a conjugate gradient method. Synthetic examples demonstrate the efficiency and the great potential of the method for 3D applications of refraction tomography.
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Cédric Taillandier, Mark Noble, Hervé Chauris, Pascal Podvin, Henri Calandra, et al.. Refraction travel-time tomography based on adjoint state techniques. 69th EAGE Conference and Technical Exhibition, Eur. Ass. of Geoscientists and Engineers, Jun 2007, London, United Kingdom. pp.P054. ⟨hal-00535854⟩

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