To examine the feasibility of elastic full waveform inversion (FWI) for azimuthally rotated orthorhombic (rORT) media, we analyze the sensitivity of the 9-component (9C) land data set acquired on the surface on each of the ORT parameters. The trade-off analysis supports that the parameter set that includes deviation parameters offers the best choice for a 9C data set. Compared to the data from an explosive source, using the 9C land data, ORT parameters show different trade-off patterns for the different source and receiver components. For this reason, finding an optimal component considering trade-offs is another important issue to better recover subsurface rotated orthorhombic anisotropy.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by competitive research funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. For computer time, this research used the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory in KAUST. We thank the members of Seismic Wave Analysis Group (SWAG), particularly Vladimir Kazei and Nabil Masmoudi, in KAUST for helpful discussions.