Computation of qP and qS rays, traveltime field, slowness vector and polarization vector in arbitrarily strong anisotropic medium

A video clip shows the computation results of qP, qS1 (fast) and qS2 (slow) in a triclinic medium. The isosurface show the wavefront of both P and S propagating away from the source. The traced rays are curved instead of straight in a homogeneous anisotropic medium. The polarization (red arrow) is different from the ray vector (blue arrow) due to the anisotropy.

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