Modelling and Inversion of Seismic Waves on the Global and Regional Scale

Organizers of this minisymposium are

Seismic waves cause threats to the most highly populated areas of our planet, one reason why their analysis is of utmost importance. The inversion of seismic data also reveals hidden details about the heterogeneous interior of the Earth. Inferences about unknown deep structures, geodynamic processes and the Earth’s past can be made. The inversion of observations requires accurate numerical methods for the forward modelling of seismic waves. Challenges include the huge amounts of available data and high expectations on the accuracies of the results, while the underlying inverse problems are ill-posed. This minisymposium is devoted to the exchange of advances and achievements in mathematical, in particular numerical, methods associated with seismic waves on the global and regional scale.