Time evolution of the electric field using the rapid expansion method with pseudospectral evaluation of spatial derivatives — Part 1

Paul Stoffa, Antoni Ziolkowski

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Abstract

We have developed a method for modeling transient electromagnetic data acquired on land or at sea. The 3D 3C time response of the electric wavefield is simulated by considering the spatial and temporal responses separately and
using numerical methods best suited for each. We have used the rapid expansion method to develop the 3C electric wavefield time response from the spatial responses found using a pseudospectral method. The results are free of numerical dispersion and accurate to the Nyquist frequency in time and
space. The resulting diffusive field is a weighted sum of Chebyshev
polynomials that exhibit a wave-like character and are very sensitive to small perturbations in the medium. The method is intrinsically parallel, which leads to computational efficiency. Numerical results are compared favorably with the
analytic response and 1D methods even though the computations
are innately 3D.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E311-E321
Number of pages11
JournalGeophysics
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2019

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