Transformation of amplitudes at an interface between two inhomogeneous weakly anisotropic media

Veronique Farra & Ivan Psencik


We perform an important step to extend the applicability of the first-order ray tracing (FORT) and dynamic ray tracing (FODRT) procedures to laterally varying layered, weakly anisotropic media. We present formulae for transformation of the amplitude of an incident P or coupled S wave into the amplitudes of reflected and transmitted P and coupled S waves.


Body waves, seismic anisotropy, wave propagation.

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In: Seismic Waves in Complex 3-D Structures, Report 19, pp. 93-101, Dep. Geophys., Charles Univ., Prague, 2009.
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