Full-Waveform Inversion - Part 1: forward modeling

TitleFull-Waveform Inversion - Part 1: forward modeling
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMathias Louboutin, Philipp A. Witte, Michael Lange, Navjot Kukreja, Fabio Luporini, Gerard Gorman, Felix J. Herrmann
JournalThe Leading Edge
Keywordsdevito, finite-differences, FWI, Modeling, tutorial

Since its re-introduction by Pratt (1999), full-waveform inversion (FWI) has gained a lot of attention in geophysical exploration because of its ability to build high resolution velocity models more or less automatically in areas of complex geology. While there is an extensive and growing literature on the topic, publications focus mostly on technical aspects, making this topic inaccessible for a broader audience due to the lack of simple introductory resources for newcomers to geophysics. We will accomplish this by providing a hands-on walkthrough of FWI using Devito (Lange et al. 2016), a system based on domain-specific languages that automatically generates code for time-domainfinite-differences.


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Citation Keylouboutin2017fwi