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By Dimitri Komatitsch (primary-developer)1, Jean-Pierre Vilotte (primary-developer)2, SPECFEM Software Development Team

1. CNRS, France 2. Institut de Physique du Globe

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SPECFEM2D simulates forward and adjoint seismic wave propagation in two-dimensional acoustic, (an)elastic, poroelastic or coupled acoustic-(an)elastic-poroelastic media, with Convolution PML absorbing conditions.

Meshing is based for instance upon GmshCubitGiD or a simple internal mesher provided with the package, and the acoustic/(an)elastic/poroelastic solvers are based upon the spectral-element method. The package may also be used to calculate finite-frequency kernels and has full adjoint capabilities. Convolution PML absorbing conditions are used to efficiently absorb the outgoing wave field on the outer edges of the grid.

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This material is based upon work supported by the USA National Science Foundation under Grants No. EAR-0406751 and EAR-0711177, by the French CNRS, French Inria Sud-Ouest MAGIQUE-3D, French ANR NUMASIS under Grant No. ANR-05-CIGC-002, and European FP6 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant No. MIRG-CT- 2005-017461. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USA National Science Foundation, CNRS, Inria, ANR or the European Marie Curie program.