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Fréchet kernels based on a fractional viscoacoustic wave equation



Incorporating the seismic attenuation into the waveform inversion framework could not only improve the accuracy of the velocity model but also provide an additional Q model. Recently, we proposed a viscoacoustic wave equation assisted by the fractional Laplacian operators to accurately model the wave propagation in heterogeneous attenuating media with computational efficiency. The explicit presence of Q as a coefficient in this equation suggests the potential to conveniently develop its full waveform inversion scheme. In this study, we utilize the adjoint-state method to formulate the computation of the Fréchet kernels with respect to both velocity and attenuation based on this wave equation. These kernels will play a fundamental role in the viscoacoustic multiparameter waveform inversion.

Presentation Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Session Start Time: 1:50 PM

Presentation Time: 2:40 PM

Location: 225B

Presentation Type: Oral