Accession Number : AD0694507

Title :   MAGNETOTELLURIC MODELING TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Patrick,Frederick W. ; Bostick,F. X. , Jr

Report Date : 03 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The process of finding one-dimensional Cagniard models to fit experimental magnetotelluric data in a least squares sense is investigated. A modification to the Newton-Raphson method for non-linear regression is developed. This method together with the gradient method is applied to data generated from exact models and is shown to be successful, provided certain conditions on the significance of the model parameters are met. A finite difference scheme for two-dimensional models is developed. The model is restricted to be a layered model in which one of the layers possesses a lateral inhomogeneity. Boundary conditions are applied in such a way as to allow eigenfunction expansions to be written in the homogeneous layers. This in turn allows proper boundary conditions to be applied at the air-earth interface and at infinity. For the scheme which is used, the finite difference equations are written only in the anomalous layer and are solved using a direct method. Results are presented for both the transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarizations for a typical model. The impedances generated from this model are used as experimental data to demonstrate the effect of fitting data generated from a two-dimensional earth with one-dimensional models. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELLURIC CURRENTS, *EARTH MODELS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE