Abstract

Crosswell seismic tomography is used to determine the variation of elastic wave velocity or attenuation between two boreholes and, if possible, boreholes and the surface from which they are drilled. In a transmission tomographic survey, traveltimes or amplitudes are measured for many raypaths between the boreholes and the surface. The data are inverted for velocity and attenuation, respectively. In this paper we only discuss traveltimes, but the methods are equally applicable to amplitude inversions.

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