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The Seismic Wavefield : Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales Volume 2 - B. L. N. Kennett

The Seismic Wavefield

Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales Volume 2

Hardcover Published: 23rd December 2002
ISBN: 9780521809467
Number Of Pages: 546

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The two volumes which make up The Seismic Wavefield provide a comprehensive guide to the understanding of seismograms in terms of physical propagation processes within the Earth. The focus is on the observation of earthquakes and man-made sources on all scales, for both body waves and surface waves. Volume I provided a general introduction and a development of the theoretical background for seismic waves. This material is exploited in Volume II to look at the way in which observed seismograms relate to the propagation processes. Volume II discusses local and regional seismic events, global wave propagation, and the three-dimensional Earth. The combination of observation and theoretical development with a strong visual focus will greatly appeal to graduate students in seismology. The two volumes will also be valuable to researchers and professionals in academia and the petroleum industry.

'The book should be on the shelf of every practicing seismologist.' Physics of the Earth & Planetary Interiors
"Kennett's work is a thorough, unifying document that serves as an excellent basis for the study of seismic wavefields." The Leading Edge
"This book is a valuable reference tool for any seismologist seeking an extensive surveyof the current state of research on regional or global wave propagation." Pure Applicational Geophysics
"Prof. Kennett has produced a very useful book." Journal of Seismology

Local and Regional Events
Near events
Propagation effects at near distances
Regional phases I - propagation in the crust and uppermost mantle
Regional phases II - The influence of structure
Propagation in the upper mantle
Upper mantle structure
Analysis of regional and far-regional seismograms
Global Wave Propagation
The nature of the global wavefield
Body waves in the mantle
Body waves and Earth's core
Surface waves and modal analysis
Receiver based studies
Analysis of seismic records
The Three-Dimensional Earth
The influence of heterogeneity
Imaging the Earth
3-D global structure
Mapping the lithosphere and upper mantle
Appendix: Paths and travel times
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521809467
ISBN-10: 0521809460
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 546
Published: 23rd December 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 3.5  x 18.3
Weight (kg): 1.1