Two approaches to the problem of ray seismic tomography


  • T.A. Tsvetkova S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine



geotomography, nonlinearity, geometrical seismics, Lavrentyev—Romanov linearization, the Taylor approximation


Approximation of nonlinear geophysical medium as a linear one substantiates a transition to geometrical seismics based on geometric optics. Conditions, necessary and sufficient for application of geometrical optics bring possibility of linearization  the eikonal equation and produce two approaches in the problems of seismic tomography: a classical Lavrentyev— Romanov linearization  and the Taylor approximation.


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How to Cite

Tsvetkova, T. (2015). Two approaches to the problem of ray seismic tomography. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 37(1), 121–133.