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Salvus is a suite of software for performing full waveform modelling and inversion provided by Mondaic. Salvus aims to fuse the flexibility of research codes with the performance of production-grade software. It employs the spectral element method and works in 2-D and 3-D on quadrilateral and hexahedral meshes. A particular focus of our efforts is directed at usability and the proper solution of the inverse problem.
Our peer-reviewed and open-access paper describes some of the underlying methods in detail.
The Salvus user forum at is great place to ask questions and learn from the experience of the wider Salvus community.
This website serves to document how to install and use the various components of Salvus.
The menu on the left (or hidden behind the hamburger menu on mobile on the bottom right) grants quick access to all parts of this site, including an FAQ and selected publications using Salvus.
Documentation itself is largely split into six parts: