Large-scale Inversion of geophysical data

When using geophysical methods to gain insight into the structure of earth, large geophysical data sets are collected. Since the earth is a 3D structure, the data must be interpreted and processed in 3D to be of the most value in the exploration process. This research will develop the capability to invert large gravity, magnetics, and airborne EM datasets accurately and in a reasonable timeframe. This requires the research and development of inversion software, data visualization and QC software, and inversion setup scripts. Currently much of the time spent on inversion projects is spent manipulating and formatting the data and additional inversion input files. By researching and developing efficient workflow procedures and robust and automated scripts to create the necessary inversion input files, this setup process can be streamlined and made much more efficient. The partner organization, Computational Geosciences Inc., provides modeling and data processing services for the resource sector.

Elliot Holtham
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Eldad Haber
Project Year: 
British Columbia