Modern Global SeismologyBy
- Thorne Lay
- Terry Wallace
Upper-division undergraduate and first-year graduate students in earth science, geophysics and geology; seismology, and applied mathematics/mechanics; professionals in related fields wanting an introduction to global seismology; libraries; and institutions.
Hardbound, 521 Pages
Published: May 1995
Imprint: Academic Press
"...this is an important new book that will become a standard for introductory seismology courses taught by many universities. I am already using it this semester and am getting positive feedback from my students. I also would recommend it to a range of geophysicists who wanted to educate themselves further on the fundamentals of seismology."
--Gary L. Pavlis, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University
- Introduction: Historical Development of Global Seismology. The Topics of Global Seismology. Elasticity: Strain. Stress. Equation of Motion. Wave Equations: P and S Waves. Body Waves and Ray Theory:The Eikonal Equation and Ray Geometry. Travel Times in a Layered Earth. Travel-Time Curves in a Continuous Media. Travel Times in a Spherical Earth. Wave Amplitude, Energy, and Geometric Spreading. Partitioning of Seismic Energy at a Boundary. Attenuation and Scattering. Surface Waves and Free Oscillations: Free-Surface Interactions. Rayleigh Waves. Love Waves. Dispersion. Tsunamis. Free Oscillations. Attenuation of Surface Waves and Free Oscillations. Seismometry: Inertial Pendulum Systems.Earth Noise. Electromagnetic Instruments and Early Global Networks. Force-Feedback Instruments and Digital Global Networks. Seismic Arrays and Regional Networks. Seismogram Interpretation: Nomenclature. Travel-Time Curves. Locating Earthquakes. Generalized Inverse. Determination of Earth Structure: Earth Structure Inversions. Earth Structure. Seismic Sources: Faulting Sources. Equivalent Body Forces. Elastostatics. Elastodynamics. The Seismic Moment Tensor. Determination of Faulting Orientation. Earthquake Kinematics and Dynamics: The 1-D Haskell Source. The Source Spectrum. Stress Drop, Particle Velocity, and Rupture Velocity. Magnitude Scales. Seismic Energy and Magnitude. Aftershocks and Fault Area. Scaling and Earthquake Self-Similarity. Earthquake Statistics. Seismic Waveform Modeling: Body Waveform Modeling: The Finite Fault. Surface-Wave Modeling for the Seismic Source. The Source Time Function and Fault Slip. Complex Earthquakes. Very Broadband Seismic Source Models.Seismotectonics: Divergent Boundaries. Transcurrent Boundaries. Convergent Boundaries. Intraplate Earthquakes. The Earthquake Cycle. Earthquake Prediction. Subject Index.