Complexity of Seismic Time Series - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131381

Complexity of Seismic Time Series

1st Edition

Measurement and Application

Editors: Tamaz Chelidze Filippos Vallianatos Luciano Telesca
Paperback ISBN: 9780128131381
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 420
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Complexity of Seismic Time Series applies the tools of nonlinear dynamics to seismic analysis, allowing for the revelation of new details in micro-seismicity, new perspectives in seismic noise, and new tools for prediction of seismic events. Time series of Earth vibrations consist of several components, especially permanent ambient seismic noise, transient signals from seismic events and some cyclic (e.g. seasonal) terms, which are used in geophysical exploration, engineering seismology, seismic hazard assessment, and the creation of synthetic earthquake catalogs, among other applications.

Complexity of Seismic Time Series summarizes the advances in the field and the applications, meeting the needs of both fundamental and practical seismology. Merging the needs of the classical field and the very modern terms of complexity science, this book covers theory and its application to advanced nonlinear time series tools to investigate Earth’s vibrations, making it a valuable tool for seismologists, as well as hazard managers and engineers.

Key Features

  • Covers the topic of Earth’s vibrations involving many different aspects of theoretical as well as observational seismology
  • Identifies applications of advanced nonlinear time series tools for the characterization of these Earth’s signals
  • Merges the needs of geophysics with the applications of complexity theory
  • Describes different methodologies to analyze problems, not only in the context of geosciences, but also associated with different complex systems across disciplines


Geophysicists, seismologists, hazard managers, engineers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Analysis of Complexity in Seismic Time Sets
3. Fractal, informational and topological methods for the analysis of discrete and continuous seismic time series: an overview
4. Modelling of persistent time series by the nonlinear Langevine equation
5. Point-processes applied to seismology: Epidemic Type Aftershock Sequence (ETAS) model, results and limits
6. Natural Time Analysis of Seismic Time Series
7. Non Extensive statistical Seismology: An overview
8. Triggering and synchronization of seismicity by reservoir loading and strong electromagnetic pulses; a review
9. Complexity and time-dependent SHA: Should we use fuzzy, approximate and prone-to-errors prediction models to overcome the limitations of time-independent models?
10. Are seismogenetic systems random or organized? A treatise of their statistical nature based on the seismicity of the NW Pacific Rim
11. Complexity in Laboratory Seismology. From Electrical and Acoustic Emissions to fracture
12. Four-stage model of earthquake generation in terms of fracture-induced electromagnetic emissions: A review
13. Synchronization of Geophysical Fields Random Fluctuations
14. Complexity and synchronization analysis in natural and dynamically forced stick-slip; a review


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About the Editor

Tamaz Chelidze

Tamaz Chelidze is a Professor of Geophysics at Tbilisi State University and a member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics. He is Director of the European Centre “Geodynamical Hazards of High Dams” Council of Europe, and Chairman of the Georgian National Committee of IUGG. His professional activity is related to complexity analysis of seismic time series; experimental and theoretical research in the physics of heterogeneous media; surface science; prospecting and environmental geophysics; archaeogeophysics; percolation, fractal and nonlinear models of fracture; nonlinear dynamics in geophysics; elasticity and seismicity; triggering and synchronization of stick-slip and seismic process seismohydraulics of underground water; geothermy; seismic hazard and risk assessment; earthquake prediction; multi-hazards and multi-risks; and early warning systems. He was an Invited Professor of Strasbourg University from 1987 to 1992; Rennes University from 1994 to 1997; and Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris) in 2000. He has contributed to 300 scientific publications, 70 papers in high rank journals, and 8 chapters in monographs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Full Member of Georgian National Academy of Sciences, M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics and Director of European Centre Geodynamical Hazards of High Dams of Council of Europe, Chairman of Georgian National Committee of IUGG

Filippos Vallianatos

Filippos Vallianatos is a Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete. He is also Chair of Solid Earth Physics and Geohazards Risk Reduction for UNESCO. His recent research aim has been to investigate Solid Earth physics, approaching it using the principles of Geophysics and Seismology involved in the dynamics of the Earth's crust and by studying the fundamental mechanics of earth processes & geohazards from rock physics to geodynamic scales. Working in interdisciplinary teams, his scientific methodology and approach has employed a holistic theoretical and experimental Earth Physics study, integrating methodologies from fracture to earthquake physics and seismicity. Over the years, he has worked within the Laboratory of Geophysics & Seismology of the Technological Educational Institute to build the South Aegean Seismological Network [HSNC], the Applied Geophysics unit and the Rock Physics unit. His recent activities include a Visiting Professorship in the School of Science, University of Baslicata (Italy) for teaching "Seismology" (2016), as well as a Visiting Professorship [2012-2017] and a Senior Research Fellowship (2009-2011) at University College London. He is a UNESCO Chair in “Solid Earth Physics and Geohazards Risk Reduction” (2014) and an Associate Editor of Acta Geophysica (from 2015). He has authored or co-authored more than 140 publications in International journals and 5 chapters in monographs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Environment and Natural Resources Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Luciano Telesca

Luciano Telesca is a researcher for the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council of Italy. His activities are focused on complex methods of time series analysis for the study of geophysical processes. He was responsible for more than 20 international bilateral projects funded by CNR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. He was awarded a Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science in 2015 and has published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of National Research Council of Italy (IMAA-CNR)