5.4. Inversion

Here, the code e3d_v2.exe and the input file e3dinv.inp (see format) are used to invert secondary field data. FEM data were created in the example “forward modeling”. Because this is a simple example, a floor uncertainty of 5e-10 A/m was assigned to all data. In practice, data are noisy and choosing appropriate uncertainties is very important for successful inversion. Files relevant to this part of the example are in the sub-folder inv. Before running this example, you may want to do the following:

To invert the synthetic data, the input file below was used:


The true model (left) and final recovered model at iteration 6 (right) are shown below. A cutoff of 0.001 S/m has been used for both models. The recovered model has been sliced horizontally at an elevation of -200 m.