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Sharpening the boundaries - 3D terracing applied to physical property inversions

August 19, 2015

Physical property inversions typically result in smooth property distributions, without the sharp boundaries expected of true geologic sources. Here we explore the use of 3D terracing as a way to force the inverted physical properties to have sharp boundaries. Terracing during inversion is preferable to post-inversion terracing because it results in a better fit to the observed data.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Sharpening the boundaries - 3D terracing applied to physical property inversions
DOI 10.1190/segam2015-5827462.1
Authors Jeffrey Phillips, Robert W. Simpson
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70156583
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center