Seismology and Structure of the Earth

Treatise on Geophysics

Edited By

  • Barbara Romanowicz, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Adam Dziewonski, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Seismology and Structure of the Earth focuses on theory and applications of seismology strictly as related to our understanding of the Earth's interior structure. This volume provides an overview of the status of geophysics and is divided into three parts. Part I is devoted to various aspects of seismic wave propagation theory, data analysis and inversion methods, and documents the increasingly important role of numerical computational methods. Part II addresses the internal structure from the crust to the core, considering elastic, anelastic and anisotropic views of the Earth at global and regional scales. And, Part III reviews mineral physics and geodynamics to further progress in the understanding of Earth's internal dynamics and of the forces that drive plate tectonics by combining constraints from different disciplines.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53459-0

Table of Contents

1. Overview. 2. Theory and Observations - Earth's Free Oscillations. 3. Theory and Observations - Normal Modes and Surface Wave Measurements. 4. Theory and Observations - Body Waves: Ray Methods and Finite Frequency Effects. 5. Theory and Observations - Forward Modelling and Synthetic Body Wave Seismograms. 6. Theory and Observations - Forward Modelling and Synthetic Seismograms: 3-D Numerical Methods. 7. Theory and Observations - Teleseismic Body-Wave Scattering and Receiver-Side structure. 8. Crust and Lithospheric Structure - Active Source Studies of Crust and Lithospheric Structure. 9. Theory and Observations - Wave Propagation in Anisotropic Media. 10. Theory and Observations - Seismic Tomography and Inverse Methods. 11. Crust and Lithosperic Structure - Global Crustal Structure. 12. Crust and Lithosperic Structure - Seismic Structure of Mid-Ocean Ridges. 13. Crust and Lithosperic Structure - Hot spots and Hot-Spot Wells. 14. Crust and Lithosperic Structure - Natural Source Portable Array Studies of Continental Lithosphere. 15. Crust and Lithosperic Structure - Long Range Controlled Source Seismic Experiments in Europe. 16. Deep Earth Structure - Upper Mantle Structure: Global isotropic and anisotropic elastic tomography. 17. Deep Earth Structure - Transition Zone and Mantle Discontinuities. 18.Deep Earth Structure - Lower Mantle and D". 19. Deep Earth Structure- The Earth's Cores. 20. Deep Earth Structure - Seismic Scattering in the Deep Earth. 21. Constraints on Seismic Models from other disciplines - Constraints from Mineral Physics on Seismological Models. 22. Constraints on Seismic Models from other disciplines - Implications for Mantle Dynamics and Composition.