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vertical transverse isotropy (VTI)

1. n. [Geophysics]

Transverse isotropy that has a vertical axis of rotational symmetry. In layered rocks, properties are uniform horizontally within a layer, but vary vertically and from layer to layer.

Alternate Form: TIVvertical transverse isotropy

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Vertical transverse isotropy.