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Source Mechanisms of Earthquakes: Theory and Practice

Presents the theory in a gradual way, building from fundamental concepts to advanced problems, enabling students to easily follow the problems and relations between them
Practical methods are fully explained and linked to the theory on which they are based, providing students with an understanding of the relation between practice and theory
A key focus is on cutting-edge computer methods and use of digital seismological data, giving students access to current practice in the field of seismology and to the applications and limitations of codes

By: Agustín Udías (Author), Raúl Madariaga (Author), Elisa Buforn (Author)

325 pages, 154 b/w illustrations, 10 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2014 | Edition: 3 | #209343 | ISBN-13: 9781107040274
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This rigorous yet accessible text introduces the key physical and biochemical processes involved in plant interactions with the aerial environment. It is designed to make the more numerical aspects of the subject accessible to plant and environmental science students, and will also provide a valuable reference source to practitioners and researchers in the field. The third edition of this widely recognised text has been completely revised and updated to take account of key developments in the field. Approximately half of Source Mechanisms Of Earthquakess are new to this edition and relevant online resources are also incorporated for the first time. The recent proliferation of molecular and genetic research on plants is related to whole plant responses, showing how these new approaches can advance our understanding of the biophysical interactions between plants and the atmosphere. Remote sensing technologies and their applications in the study of plant function are also covered in greater detail.


Contents

Preface

1. Earthquakes and fault motion
2. Processing and analysis of recorded seismic signals
3. Mathematical representation of the source
4. Point source models
5. The seismic moment tensor
6. Determination of point sources
7. Kinematic extended sources
8. Determination of source dimensions
9. Simple dynamic models
10. Dynamics of fractures. Homogeneous models
11. Dynamics of fractures. Heterogeneous models
12. Determination of dynamic parameters

References
Index


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Biography

Agustín Udías is Emeritus Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He is the author of many papers about seismicity, seismotectonics of the Azores-Gibraltar, and the physics of seismic sources, and has also written several textbooks including Principles of Seismology (1999). Professor Udías has served as Editor-in-Chief of Física de la Tierra and the Journal of Seismology, and earlier as the Vice-President of the European Seismological Commission. He is a member of the Accademia Europeae, the Seismological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, amongst other societies, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Raúl Madariaga is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. During his career he has served as Director of the Seismological Laboratory of the Institut de Physique du Globe (IPG), and Director of the Geology Laboratory of ENS. Professor Madariaga is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and has been awarded the Stefan Muller medal of the European Geophysical Society and also the H. F. Reid Medal, the highest award of the Seismological Society of America. He has been an editor of several journals a well as a member of the Board of Science, and he is the author of 140 papers in leading scientific journals as well as several articles in Earth Science encyclopaedias.

Elisa Buforn is a Professor of Geophysics at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, teaching courses on geophysics, seismology, physics and numerical methods. She has published papers on topics ranging from source fracture processes and seismicity to the seismotectonics of the Ibero-Maghrebian region and Azores-Gibraltar, and is the author of various textbooks including Solved Problems in Geophysics (2012). Professor Buforn currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Física de la Tierra, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Seismology. She has participated on many international scientific committees and is a member of the Seismological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, Royal Astronomical Society, and other distinguished societies.

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