IMC Colloquium Series: "Seismic Inversion with Multiply-Scattered Waves"

Friday, January 6, 2012
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Alison Malcolm
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Seismic images are typically made using the single scattering assumption, which linearizes the inverse problem. I will discuss extensions to two seismic imaging methods to include multiply scattered waves. These methods use a series approach to solve a sequence of linear inverse problems to iteratively include waves with more reflections and thus improve the illumination of the image.