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

The Seismic Wavefield

Volume 2, Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales: Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales v.2

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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.

About the Author

Brian Kennett is a Professor in the Seismology Group at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, and Deputy Director of the Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource Research Facility. Professor Kennett's research interests involve the development of interpretational techniques for seismic records, with the object of extracting detailed information about the nature of the seismic velocity distribution within the Earth, and the character of seismic sources. He is currently President of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI)}, and was Vice-President from 1991-1999. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Australian Academy of Sciences, and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society. Professor Kennett was an Editor of Geophysical Journal International from 1979-1999, and since 1985 has been an Associate Editor of Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. He is the author of Seismic Waves in Stratified Media (1983; Cambridge University Press), compiler of the IASPEI 1991 Seismological Tables, and over 160 research papers.

'The book should be on the shelf of every practicing seismologist.' Physics of the Earth & Planetary Interiors

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: 9780521006651
ISBN-10: 0521006651
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.819
Weight (kg): 0.939