KINEMATIC INVERSION FOR THE 2-D HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL QP-WAVE VELOCITIES AND DEPTHS TO INTERFACES APPLIED TO THE TACT SEISMIC PROFILE, SOUTHERN ALASKA


BOZTEPE E. A. , BRAILE L.

GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, vol.119, no.2, pp.529-547, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-246x.1994.tb00140.x
  • Title of Journal : GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-547

Abstract

We propose a quasi-compressional wave (qP-wave) traveltime inversion technique for determination of the 2-D horizontal and vertical qP-wave velocities and depths to interfaces from seismic reflection/refraction data sets. Synthetic test model studies demonstrate that the method is effective if ray-path coverage within the model is adequate, and indicate that horizontal qP-wave velocities and depths to interfaces are better resolved than vertical qP-wave velocities.