Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Modeling the Magnetotelluric Field

By
Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

In recent decades, the magnetotelluric (MT) method has been applied widely to geotectonics, oil and gas surveys, geothermal investigations, and earthquake prediction. Forward modeling for the 1-D MT problem is analytical. However, for the 2-D case one must use numerical methods. Presently, the most commonly used numerical method is the FEM (Silvester and Haslam, 1972; Reddy and Rakin, 1975; Xu and Zhao, 1985; Wannamaker et al., 1986, 1987; and Chouteau and Bouchard, 1988).

This chapter presents the application of the BEM to 2-D MT forward modeling. The BEM is most useful if there exists a single in-homogeneous body underground (Xu and Zhao, 1987) and, more importantly, for the study of 2-D and 3-D terrain effects on the MT field (Xu and Zhou, 1997; Xu et al., 1997). When the geological structure is complex, the FEM is obviously superior to the BEM

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical Monograph Series

The Boundary Element Method in Geophysics

Shi-zhe Xu
Shi-zhe Xu
Search for other works by this author on:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
9781560802112
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal