Wavelets and wavelet-like transforms on the sphere and their application to geophysical data inversion

Journal Article

Many flexible parameterizations exist to represent data on the sphere. In addition to the venerable spherical harmonics, we have the Slepian basis, harmonic splines, wavelets and wavelet-like Slepian frames. In this paper we focus on the latter two: spherical wavelets developed for geophysical applications on the cubed sphere, and the Slepian "tree", a new construction that combines a quadratic concentration measure with wavelet-like multiresolution. We discuss the basic features of these mathematical tools, and illustrate their applicability in parameterizing large-scale global geophysical (inverse) problems. © 2011 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simons, FJ; Loris, I; Brevdo, E; Daubechies, IC

Published Date

  • November 2, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8138 /

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.892285

Citation Source

  • Scopus