Coupling ray series

Ludek Klimes


We propose a coupling ray series, which yields the coupling ray theory in a similar way as the standard ray series yields the standard ray-theory solution of the elastodynamic equation. We insert the coupling ray series into the elastodynamic equation and obtain the coupling ray theory as the zero-order high-frequency asymptotic approximation.


Elastic waves, anisotropy, heterogeneous media, ray series, coupling ray theory, travel time, amplitude, polarization.

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Stud. geophys. geod., 57 (2013), 253-266.