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A three-dimensional inverse gravimetry problem for ice with snow caps

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  • We propose a model for the gravitational field of a floating iceberg $D$ with snow on its top. The inverse problem of interest in geophysics is to find $D$ and snow thickness $g$ on its known (visible) top from remote measurements of derivatives of the gravitational potential. By modifying the Novikov's orthogonality method we prove uniqueness of recovering $D$ and $g$ for the inverse problem. We design and test two algorithms for finding $D$ and $g$. One is based on a standard regularized minimization of a misfit functional. The second one applies the level set method to our problem. Numerical examples validate the theory and demonstrate effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: 65N21, 65N06, 65N80.


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