Computer Application in Geosciences: Imaging of the Subsurface by Structural Coupled Inversion of Potential Field Data

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With the continuing growth in influence of near surface geophysics, the research of the subsurface structure is of great significance. Geophysical imaging is one of the efficient computer tools that can be applied. This paper utilize the inversion of potential field data to do the subsurface imaging. Here, gravity data and magnetic data are inverted together with structural coupled inversion algorithm. The subspace (model space) is divided into a set of rectangular cells by an orthogonal 2D mesh and assume a constant property (density and magnetic susceptibility) value within each cell. The inversion matrix equation is solved as an unconstrained optimization problem with conjugate gradient method (CG). This imaging method is applied to synthetic data for typical models of gravity and magnetic anomalies and is tested on field data.

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Zhongmin Wang, Dongfang Yang, Kun Yang, Liangyu Guo and Jianming Tan

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2670-2673

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J. Wang et al., "Computer Application in Geosciences: Imaging of the Subsurface by Structural Coupled Inversion of Potential Field Data", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 644-650, pp. 2670-2673, 2014

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September 2014

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