Full waveform inversion of gas hydrate reflectors in Northern South China Sea

Czasopismo : Acta Geophysica
Tytuł artykułu : Full waveform inversion of gas hydrate reflectors in Northern South China Sea

Autorzy :
Yamasaki, K.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe, Japan, yk2000@kobe-u.ac.jp,
Teisseyre, R.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, rt@igf.edu.pl,
Herak, M.
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Department of Geophysics, Zagreb, Croatia, herak@irb.hr,
Rosyidi, S. A. P.
Department of Civil Engineering, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, atmaja_sri@umy.ac.id,
Moustafa, S. S. R.
Department of Seismology, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt, sri@umy.ac.id,
Tenzer, R.
School of Surveying, Faculty of Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, robert.tenzer@surveying.otago.ac.nz,
Rabeh, T.
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Cairo, Egypt; Center of Geophysics, Faculty of Science IGIDL, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal, taharabeh@yahoo.com,
Węglarczyk, S.
Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Kraków, Poland, sweglar@pk.edu.pl,
Huo, Y.
China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, hyuany@gmail.com,
Abstrakty : Bottom Simulating Reflectors (BSRs) are considered to be the bottom of gas hydrate bearing sediments; hence, BSRs are used to identify gas hydrate and free gas. In order to obtain accurate velocity structure of BSRs, this paper presents a full waveform inversion strategy based on Genetic Algorithm. Synthetic seismograms are calculated using the slowness technique. Through numerical experiments made with noisy synthetic data, the inversion algorithm shows stable performance, and genetic operators are defined. This method was applied to field data from the northern South China Sea. Inversion results show that obvious velocity anomaly of BSRs can be detected, which indicates the existence of gas hydrate and free gas.

Słowa kluczowe : gas hydrate, bottom simulating reflectors, genetic algorithm, full waveform inversion,
Wydawnictwo : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Rocznik : 2009
Numer : Vol. 57, no. 3
Strony : 716 – 727
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Cytuj : Yamasaki, K. ,Teisseyre, R. ,Herak, M. ,Rosyidi, S. A. P. ,Moustafa, S. S. R. ,Tenzer, R. ,Rabeh, T. ,Węglarczyk, S. ,Huo, Y. , Full waveform inversion of gas hydrate reflectors in Northern South China Sea. Acta Geophysica Vol. 57, no. 3/2009
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