Sharp SCI: a new practical tool for blocky models reconstruction

Giulio Vignoli, Anne Sophie Høyer, Ahmad Ali Behroozmand, Andrea Viezzoli

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    In general, a priori information and assumptions are necessary to invert geophysical data. The problem is to formalize this knowledge in the appropriate way. The Sharp Spatially Constrained Inversion (sSCI) approach presented in this paper represents a contribution in this sense. Using the gradient support, it extracts from multilayer inversion the minimum number of-relatively homogeneous-resistivity domains needed to fit the AEM data, retrieving in this way their sharp boundaries. The sharp transitions are, to some extent, similar to those normally achieved with few-layer inversion-which however requires prior determination of the number of layers and may generate artefact in case of unexpected complex geologies. Results obtained from synthetic and experimental data illustrate the concept and prove that the sSCI can be superior to standard multilayer inversions in mapping sharp spatial resistivity transitions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalASEG Extended Abstracts
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2015
    Event24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition (ASEG-PESA 2015) - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Duration: 16 Feb 201518 Feb 2015


    • (Airborne) time-domain EM
    • Laterally constrained inversion
    • Minimum gradient support
    • Sharp inversion

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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