Two approaches to travel-time computations in laterally inhomogeneous anisotropic media are presented. The first method is based on ray tracing in an anisotropic inhomogeneous medium, the second on the linearization procedure. The linearization procedure, which can be applied to inhomogeneous, slightly anisotropic media, does not require ray tracing in an anisotropic medium. Applications of linearized equations to the solutions of direct and inverse kinematic problems are discussed. A program package to perform the linearized computations for rather general 2-D laterally inhomogeneous layered structures is described and a numerical example is presented.
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