Fatiando a Terra: modeling and inversion for geophysics

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Fatiando a Terra (Portuguese for Slicing the Earth) is an open-source Python toolkit for modeling and inversion in geophysics. It provides an easy and flexible way to perform and implement geophysical data analysis.

I've started development of Fatiando in 2010 during my Masters degree at the Observatório Nacional, Brazil. I now use it daily for my research and teaching. Fatiando has grown and is now a community developed project, with contributors from different countries.

Most recent papers published by the PINGA lab use it in some way. My Geophysics courses use Fatiando and Jupyter notebooks to provide students with interactive examples and synthetic data.

Fatiando was featured in the 89th Boletim SBGf (PDF in Portuguese).


I have given a few presentation about Fatiando over the years:

You can watch a recording of the Scipy talk on Youtube:


@InProceedings{ uieda-proc-scipy-2013,
  author    = { Leonardo Uieda and Vanderlei C. Oliveira Jr and Val\'eria C. F.
Barbosa },
  title     = { Modeling the Earth with Fatiando a Terra },
  booktitle = { Proceedings of the 12th Python in Science Conference },
  pages     = { 96 - 103 },
  year      = { 2013 },
  editor    = { St\'efan van der Walt and Jarrod Millman and Katy Huff }


Uieda, L., V. C. Oliveira Jr, and V. C. F. Barbosa (2013), Modeling the Earth with Fatiando a Terra, Proceedings of the 12th Python in Science Conference, pp. 91-98.