This is an example of fitting gridded velocities by a 2-D model with interfaces, suitable for ray tracing.

The Pluto 1.5 synthetic dataset was released to the industry and universities by the Subsalt Multiples Attenuation and Reduction Technology Joint Venture (SMAART JV).

We take the gridded P-wave velocities of the model Pluto 1.5, display the data in PostScript, prepare the data to be inverted, and build a 2-D model with interfaces suitable for ray tracing using packages MODEL and CRT. We perform several numerical tests in the inverted model.

This file is a brief manual describing the computations. For details refer to Bulant (2001).

The dimension of array RAM in file 'ram.inc' must be at least 15200000 for the calculations.

- 'plu-grd.h'
- displays the original gridded velocity in PostScript
- 'plu-inv.h'
- prepares the data for inversion, builds the model by inversion
- 'plu-test.h'
- performs numerical tests of the inverted model

All three history files require file 'plu-vp.grd' to be extracted from
GZIPped file 'plu-vp.gz'
using the command `gzip -d -a -N plu-vp.gz`.

History file 'plu-inv.h' builds a 2-D model Pluto 1.5 with interfaces suitable for ray tracing using packages MODEL and CRT. The model is built by inversion of given data with minimization of Sobolev norm of the model.

The data for inversion of interfaces are obtained as points at isosurfaces of the given data cube. Sparse velocity grid to be used as data for inversion of velocities is obtained by choosing the velocities from the original dense grid. The model is built by inversion of given data with minimization of Sobolev norm of the model. After the inversion, Sobolev norm of the velocity field in the inverted model is calculated.

History file 'plu-test.h' performs numerical tests of the inverted model.

The numerical tests cover the visualization of the data for inversion, visualization of the velocity in the inverted model, calculation and visualization of velocity deviations from the original data grid, calculation of Lyapunov exponents for the inverted model and simple tests of initial-value ray tracing in the inverted model using history file 'plu-ray.h' for point source and history file 'plu-rayz.h' for zero-offset rays.

Bulant, P.:
Sobolev scalar products in the construction of velocity models -
application to model Hess, to SEG/EAGE Salt Model, and to model Pluto 1.5.
In: *Seismic Waves in Complex 3-D Structures, Report 11*,
pp. 133-159,
Dep. Geophys., Charles Univ., Prague, 2001.