3-dimensional magnetotelluric inversion including topography
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Title3-dimensional magnetotelluric inversion including topography using deformed hexahedral edge finite elements and direct solvers parallelized on symmetric multiprocessor computers - Part II: Direct data-space inverse solutionAbstractFollowing the creation described in Part I of a deformable edge finite-element simulator for 3-D magnetotelluric (MT) responses using direct solvers, in Part II we develop an algorithm named HexMT for 3-D regularized inversion of MT data including topography. Direct solvers parallelized on large-RAM, symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) workstations are used also for the Gauss-Newton model update. By exploiting the data-space approach, the computational cost of the model update becomes much less in both time and computer memory than the cost of the forward simulation. In order to regularize using the second norm of the gradient, we factor thematrix related to the regularization termand apply its inverse to the Jacobian, which is done using the MKL PARDISO library. For dense matrix multiplication and factorization related to the model update, we use the PLASMA library which shows very good scalability across processor cores. A synthetic test inversion using a simple hill model shows that including topography can be important; in this case depression of the electric field by the hill can cause false conductors at depth ormask the presence of resistive structure.With a simplemodel of two buried bricks, a uniform spatial weighting for the norm of model smoothing recovered more accurate locations for the tomographic images compared to weightings which were a function of parameter Jacobians.We implement joint inversion for static distortionmatrices tested using the Dublin secret model 2, for which we are able to reduce nRMS to 1.1 while avoiding oscillatory convergence. Finally we test the code on field data by inverting full impedance and tipper MT responses collected around Mount St Helens in the Cascade volcanic chain. Among several prominent structures, the north-south trending, eruption-controlling shear zone is clearly imaged in the inversion. © The Authors 2015.
1st AuthorKordy, M. AuthorKordy, M.Wannamaker, P.Maris, V.Cherkaev, E.Hill, G.Year2016JournalGeophysical Journal InternationalVolume204Number1Pages94-110DOI10.1093/gji/ggv411URLhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/recor.....6fd5a01dbcea01fdc657de1c1PublisherOxford University PressKeywordsComputation theoryElectric fieldsElectric propertiesMagnetotelluricsMultiprocessing systemsRandom access storageTomographyTopographyVolcanoes, Edge finite elementsExplosive volcanismInverse theoryNumerical solutionOscillatory convergenceProminent structuresSymmetric multi-processorsVolcanic arc, Inverse problems, electrical propertyexplosive volcanismfinite element methodinverse analysisisland arcmagnetotelluric methodthree-dimensional modelingtopography, Cascade RangeMount Saint HelensUnited StatesWashington [United States]Author KeywordsElectrical propertiesExplosive volcanismInverse theoryMagnetotelluricsNumerical solutionsVolcanic arc processes
CitationKordy, M., Wannamaker, P., Maris, V., Cherkaev, E. and Hill, G. (2016). 3-dimensional magnetotelluric inversion including topography using deformed hexahedral edge finite elements and direct solvers parallelized on symmetric multiprocessor computers - Part II: Direct data-space inverse solution. Geophysical Journal International, 204(1): 94-110
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