KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Environmental Science and Engineering Program
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AbstractThe computation of traveltimes in a transverse isotropic medium with a tilted symmetry axis tilted transversely isotropic is very important both for modelling and inversion. We develop a simple analytical procedure to map the traveltime function from a transverse isotropic medium with a vertical symmetry axis (vertical transversely isotropic) to a tilted transversely isotropic medium by applying point-by-point mapping of the traveltime function. This approach can be used for kinematic modelling and inversion in layered tilted transversely isotropic media. © 2013 European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers.
SponsorsAlexey Stovas would like to acknowledge the ROSE project for financial support. Tariq Alkhalifah would like to thank KAUST for its financial support.