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dc.contributor.advisorHeinson, Graham-
dc.contributor.advisorHasterock, Derrick-
dc.contributor.advisorThiel, Stephan-
dc.contributor.authorConway, Dennis-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents advancements to the area of magnetotelluric (MT) modelling. There are three main aims to this work. The first aim is to implement an inversion to model time-lapse MT data in a temporal dimension. The algorithm considers the entire dataset at once, with penalisations for model roughness in both the spatial and temporal dimensions. The inversion is tested on synthetic data, as well as a case-study from a coal-seam gas dewatering survey. Second is to explore the problem of nonuniqueness in MT data inversion by implementing a 1D Bayesian inversion using an efficient sampler. The implemented model includes a novel way of regularising MT inversion by allowing the strength of smoothing to vary between different models. The Bayesian inversion is tested on synthetic and case-study datasets with results matching known data. The third aim is to implement a proxy function for the 3D MT forward function based on artificial neural networks. This allows for rapid evaluation of the forward function and the use of evolutionary algorithms to invert for resistivity structures. The evolutionary search algorithm is tested on synthetic data sets and a case-study data set from the Curnamona Province, South Australia. Together, these three novel algorithms and software implementations represent a contribution to the toolkit of MT modelling.en
dc.subjectmachine learningen
dc.subjectBayesian statisticsen
dc.titleAdvances in Magnetotelluric Modelling: Time-Lapse Inversion, Bayesian Inversion and Machine Learningen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical Sciences : Earth Sciencesen
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dc.description.dissertationThesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, 2018en
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