Simultaneous Source for non-uniform data variance and missing data


The use of simultaneous sources in geophysical inverse problems has revolutionized the ability to deal with large scale data sets that are obtained from multiple source experiments. However, the technique breaks when the data has non-uniform standard deviation or when some data are missing. In this paper we develop, study, and compare a number of techniques that enable to utilize advantages of the simultaneous source framework for these cases. We show that the inverse problem can still be solved efficiently by using these new techniques. We demonstrate our new approaches on the Direct Current Resistivity inverse problem.

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