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Numerical simulations in geophysical data interpretation

PDE and Applied Math Seminar

Speaker: Prof. Hitoshi Mikada, Junichi Takekawa, and Rei Tamura, Kyoto University
Related Webpage: https://www.ce.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/information/laboratory/geophysics
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Fri, Oct 12 2018, 3:10PM

We are developing numerical simulation methodologies for understanding earth-scientific phenomena using wave theories, rock physics, and petrophysics. What we have achieved in a past couple years could be classified into three categories:

1) particle based approaches in hydrodynamics and in rock physics;

2) a finite difference method (FDM) in frequency domain; and 3) time-lapse
FDM based on Born-approximation. In the seminar, we would like to take these
examples to discuss the importance of numerical simulation for understanding
our objectives to deepen the knowledge of subsurface physical processes.

The principle speaker will share his time with the two co-authors for this presentation.