Objective function analysis for electric soundings (VES), transient electromagnetic soundings (TEM) and joint inversion VES/TEM

Cassiano Antonio Bortolozo, Oleg Bokhonok, Jorge Luís Porsani, Fernando Acácio Monteiro dos Santos, Liliana Alcazar Diogo, Evert Slob

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Abstract

Ambiguities in geophysical inversion results are always present. How these ambiguities appear in most cases open to interpretation. It is interesting to investigate ambiguities with regard to the parameters of the models under study. Residual Function Dispersion Map (RFDM) can be used to differentiate between global ambiguities and local minima in the objective function. We apply RFDM to Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) and TEM Sounding inversion results. Through topographic analysis of the objective function we evaluate the advantages and limitations of electrical sounding data compared with TEM sounding data, and the benefits of joint inversion in comparison with the individual methods. The RFDM analysis proved to be a very interesting tool for understanding the joint inversion method of VES/TEM. Also the advantage of the applicability of the RFDM analyses in real data is explored in this paper to demonstrate not only how the objective function of real data behaves but the applicability of the RFDM approach in real cases. With the analysis of the results, it is possible to understand how the joint inversion can reduce the ambiguity of the methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-137
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Applied Geophysics
Volume146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Electrical sounding
  • Joint inversion
  • Objective function
  • Residual Function Dispersion Maps
  • Transient electromagnetic sounding

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