Layer by Layer Reconstruction Methods for the Earth Resistivity from Direct Current Measurements
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Several methods for reconstructing the resistivity profile of a layered, laterally homogeneous earth from direct current measurements are described. These methods recover the resistivity of the earth layer by layer in a recursive way, and require a very small amount of computational effort. They are obtained by transforming the inverse resistivity problem into an equivalent inverse scattering problem, and by applying efficient signal processing algorithms such as the Schur, fast Cholesky or Levinson recursions to the transformed problem. These algorithms operate on a layer stripping or layer accumulation principle, and are shown to be related to previous reconstruction techniques of Pekeris, Koefoed, Kunetz and Rocroi, and others.
- Numerical Mathematics