Caustics in qSV Rayfields of Transversely Isotropic and Vertically Inhomogeneous Media
Andrzej Hanyga, M. A. Slawinski, 2001. "Caustics in qSV Rayfields of Transversely Isotropic and Vertically Inhomogeneous Media", Anisotropy 2000: Fractures, Converted Waves, and Case Studies, L. Ikelle, A. Gangi
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The morphology of rays and wavefronts generated by a point source in a vertically heterogeneous TI elastic medium is studied. The qSV rays form two conoidal caustics with vertices at the source. A generic ray touches 0, 1 or both caustics successively. In the latter case the KMAH indices cancel. The sum of the initial phase and the phase shifts at caustics along each ray outside the caustics is 0. In the region between the caustics, the phase shifts are 0, 0 and π/2.
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