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Guide to the understanding of seismograms in terms of physical propagation processes within the Earth. Focuses on the observation of earthquakes and man-made sources on all scales, for both body waves and surface waves. Includes a survey of the structure of the Earth and the nature of seismic wave propagation using examples of observed seismograms. Provides a full development of the theoretical background for seismic waves.
'This book will be very valuable to students and researchers in the fields of seismology and petroleum industry.' Zentralblatt MATH
Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Seismic Waves and the Structure of the Earth: 2. Earthquakes and earth structure; 3. Seismic waves; 4. Seismic sources; 5. Seismic phases; 6. Building a seismogram; Part II. Seismic Wave Propagation: General: 7. Stress and strain; 8. Seismic waves I - Plane waves; 9. Seismic waves II - Wavefronts and rays; 10. Rays in stratification; 11. Seismic sources; 12. Waves in stratification; 13. Reflection and transmission; 14. Building a response of a model; 15. Constructing the wavefield; 16. Body waves and surface waves; Appendix: table of notation; Bibliography; Index.
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