Sesimic Tomography Short Course

Professor Gerard T. Schuster

Department of Geology and Geophysics

University of Utah

OBJECTIVE The objective of the tomography short course is to familiarize exploration seismologists about the theory and practice of seismic tomography. The prerequisite is a basic knowledge of matrices and vectors, with some familiarity of the CDP seismic method. The course will consist of both lectures and in-class exercises. We will also have an exercise where participants design a seismic field experiment, pick traveltimes, and invert data for subsurface velocity. MATLAB exercises will be conducted to reinforce lecture material, including simple exercises with steepest descent, conjugate gradient, forming traveltime normal equations, forming resolution matrices and kernels, and carrying out refraction and reflection tomography exercises.