Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
04 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 04 Nov 2019

Anisotropic P-wave travel-time tomography implementing Thomsen's weak approximation in TOMO3D

Adrià Meléndez, Clara Estela Jiménez, Valentí Sallarès, and César R. Ranero

Data sets

Synthetic data sets for the testing of the anisotropic version of TOMO3D A. Meléndez, C. E. Jiménez-Tejero, V. Sallarès, and C. R. Ranero

Short summary
A new code for anisotropic travel-time tomography is presented. We describe the equations governing the anisotropic ray propagation algorithm and the modified inversion solver. We study the sensitivity of two medium parameterizations and compare four inversion strategies on a canonical model. This code can provide better understanding of the Earth's subsurface in the rather common geological contexts in which seismic velocity displays a weak dependency on the polar angle of ray propagation.