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Full-3D Seismic Waveform Inversion

Theory, Software and Practice


Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 1-14
  3. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 15-90
  4. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 91-190
  5. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 191-310
  6. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 311-343
  7. Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
    Pages 345-509
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 511-513

About this book


This book introduces a methodology for solving the seismic inverse problem using purely numerical solutions built on 3D wave equations and which is free of the approximations or simplifications that are common in classical seismic inversion methodologies and therefore applicable to arbitrary 3D geological media and seismic source models. Source codes provided allow readers to experiment with the calculations demonstrated and also explore their own applications.


Anelastic Wave Propagation FWI Full Waveform Inversion Green's Functions Seismic Source Parameter Inversion Seismic Tomography Wave Propogation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology & GeophysicsUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

About the authors

Po Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming. He has published 24 peer-reviewed journal papers, 5 peer-reviewed conference papers, one book and three book chapters. Most of his publications are focused on different aspects of the newly emerging Full-3D Waveform Inversion (F3DWI) technique and its applications in earthquake hazard analysis/mitigation, resource exploration, crustal and upper-mantle dynamics. He teaches seismological inverse problems and has developed a set of parallel software tools for solving F3DWI problems.

En-jui Lee is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He has published six peer-reviewed journal papers and one book chapter on full-3D waveform inversion, including full-wave earthquake source inversions, waveform analysis tools for full-3D waveform inversions, optimized LSQR algorithm for large seismic tomographic inversions and potential applications of full-wave methods on seismic hazard analysis.

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