Journal of geomagnetism and geoelectricity
Online ISSN : 2185-5765
Print ISSN : 0022-1392
ISSN-L : 0022-1392
High-Frequency Electromagnetic Inversion for a Dispersive Layered Earth
Hee Joon KimYoonho SongKi Ha Lee
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1997 Volume 49 Issue 11-12 Pages 1439-1450


Electrical properties in most geologic materials have been known to be frequency dependent, and resulting dispersion relationship can be a useful diagnostic tool for investigating the shallow subsurface. In this paper we investigate the determination of dispersive electrical properties of the shallow subsurface with inversion of high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) fields. We have limited the dispersive characteristics to the electrical permittivity and used the Cole-Cole model to describe the frequency dependence of the permittivity. For horizontally layered earth models high-frequency EM fields are successfully inverted via Marquardt-Levenberg least-squares method and simulated annealing method. Inversion experiments show that the simulated annealing yields slightly better parameter resolution than the least-squares inversion.

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