Seismic wave propagation (Kennett)

Current research is directed towards understanding of the influence of three-dimensional structures on the seismic wavefield on both small scales through stochastic methods and larger scales through direct numerical simulation.

Limited numerical simulation of wave propagation through the Australian region using the Spectral Element method have been made as a means of testing analysis algorithms and waveform inversion methods. Such 3-D numerical studies are expected to be developed further.