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The Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes : Modern Approaches in Geophysics - Junji Koyama

The Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes

Modern Approaches in Geophysics

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This book extends our understanding of the faulting process of natural earthquakes as a complex system. The complex faulting process is generally described by considering a deterministic source (coherent rupture) and a stochastic source (incoherent ruptures). Long-period and short-period approximations provide the scaling law of deterministic and stochastic source parameters of natural earthquakes in a general manner. New concepts of stochastic scaling and non-linear scaling law are introduced to represent such complex phenomena of earthquake activities at local, regional and global levels. There are found three modes of complex systems derived from stochastic scaling, which characterize the minimum total power (energy) of the system. These systems predict corresponding power spectra of l/f, Kolmogorov and Lorentz types. Since the stochastic scaling is general, the theory can also be applied to the physics of complex systems in nature. Audience: Graduate and undergraduate students in geophysics and geology, and seismologists, civil engineers, geophysicists and geologists.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Contents
Classical Description of Earthquake Sourcesp. 1
Earthquake Source Spectrum of Complex Faulting Processp. 31
Acceleration Spectrum of Complex Faulting Processp. 54
Seismic Energy of Complex Faulting Processp. 84
Earthquake Magnitude and Complex Faulting Processp. 92
General Description of Complex Faulting Processp. 107
Stochastic Rupture Process of Fault Patchesp. 117
Stochastic Modeling of Complex Earthquake Activityp. 138
Non-linear Scaling Law of Earthquake Activityp. 166
App. Ap. 172
App. Bp. 173
App. Cp. 177
App. Dp. 178
App. Ep. 179
App. Fp. 181
App. Gp. 182
Referencesp. 184
List of Symbolsp. 189
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780792344995
ISBN-10: 0792344995
Series: Modern Approaches in Geophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48