Cole‐Cole model parameters are widely used to interpret electrical geophysical methods and are obtained by inverting the induced polarization (IP) spectrum. This paper presents a direct inversion method for parameter estimation based on multifold least‐squares estimation. Two algorithms are described that provide optimal parameter estimation in the least‐squares sense. Simulations demonstrate that both algorithms can provide direct apparent spectral parameter inversion for complex resistivity data. Moreover, the second algorithm is robust under reasonably high noise.Peer-reviewedPublisher Versio
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