An introduction to this special section: Full-waveform inversion and the way forward

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/593383
Title:
An introduction to this special section: Full-waveform inversion and the way forward
Authors:
Guitton, Antoine; Alkhalifah, Tariq Ali ( 0000-0002-9363-9799 )
Abstract:
Lost in the endless valleys and hills of the full-waveform inversion (FWI) misfit functional, we tend to stop and wonder: Are we heading in the right direction? Are we in the right valley? Or within a bigger context, is FWI the way to go? The practice of updating an Earth model and generating synthetic data from it that we can compare to the field data is an appealing concept. If the two data sets (the modeled and field) match, using some measure of misfit, we might have found a good Earth model. This process depends on our ability to fully replicate (simulate) the physics of wave propagation inside the Earth. In principle, our field data carry information from every point in the Earth, but these data are also constrained by the geometry of seismic acquisition.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
An introduction to this special section: Full-waveform inversion and the way forward 2013, 32 (9):1026 The Leading Edge
Publisher:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Journal:
The Leading Edge
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2013
DOI:
10.1190/tle32091026.1
Type:
Preface
ISSN:
1070-485X; 1938-3789
Additional Links:
http://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/tle32091026.1
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Articles; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorGuitton, Antoineen
dc.contributor.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-13T14:44:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-13T14:44:18Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-01en
dc.identifier.citationAn introduction to this special section: Full-waveform inversion and the way forward 2013, 32 (9):1026 The Leading Edgeen
dc.identifier.issn1070-485Xen
dc.identifier.issn1938-3789en
dc.identifier.doi10.1190/tle32091026.1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/593383en
dc.description.abstractLost in the endless valleys and hills of the full-waveform inversion (FWI) misfit functional, we tend to stop and wonder: Are we heading in the right direction? Are we in the right valley? Or within a bigger context, is FWI the way to go? The practice of updating an Earth model and generating synthetic data from it that we can compare to the field data is an appealing concept. If the two data sets (the modeled and field) match, using some measure of misfit, we might have found a good Earth model. This process depends on our ability to fully replicate (simulate) the physics of wave propagation inside the Earth. In principle, our field data carry information from every point in the Earth, but these data are also constrained by the geometry of seismic acquisition.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicistsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/tle32091026.1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Leading Edgeen
dc.titleAn introduction to this special section: Full-waveform inversion and the way forwarden
dc.typePrefaceen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalThe Leading Edgeen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionSan Mateo, USAen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAlkhalifah, Tariq Alien
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