First-arrival traveltime calculation for anisotropic media

Qin Fuhao Qin, G. T. Schuster

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Huygens's principle is used to derive a method for calculating first arrival traveltimes in anisotropic media. Numerical results for several transverse isotropic (TI) models show that calculated Huygens traveltimes are in good agreement with traveltimes computed by a finite-difference solution to the anisotropic wave equation. This Huygens method is stable and accurate for the test models and so it may be useful in anisotropic data inversion and wave propagation visualization. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1358
Number of pages10
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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