International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A

International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A

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  • Editors: William Lee, Paul Jennings, Carl Kisslinger, Hiroo Kanamori
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080489223

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Modern scientific investigations of earthquakes began in the 1880s, and the International Association of Seismology was organized in 1901 to promote collaboration of scientists and engineers in studying earthquakes. The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, under the auspices of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), was prepared by leading experts under a distinguished international advisory board and team of editors.The content is organized into 56 chapters and includes over 430 figures, 24 of which are in color. This large-format, comprehensive reference summarizes well-established facts, reviews relevant theories, surveys useful methods and techniques, and documents and archives basic seismic data. It will be the authoritative reference for scientists and engineers and a quick and handy reference for seismologists.Also available is The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part B.


Geophysicists, engineers, seismologists, and geologists in academia and industry.

Table of Contents

  • PART A PART I. History and Prefatory Essays
    01. History of Seismology (D. C. Agnew)
    02. Historical View of Earthquake Engineering (G. W. Housner)
    03. The Jesuit Contribution to Seismology (A. Udias and W. Stauder)
    04. International Seismology (R. D. Adams)
    05. Synthesis of Earthquake Science Information and Its Public Transfer: a history of the Southern California Earthquake Center (K. Aki)
    06. Continental Drift, Sea-floor Spreading, and Plate/Plume Tectonics (S. Uyeda)
    07. Earthquake Mechanisms and Plate Tectonics (S. Stein and E. Klosko)

    PART II. Theoretical Seismology
    08. Theoretical Seismology: An introduction (A. Udias).
    09. Seismic Ray Theory and Finite Frequency Extensions (C. H. Chapman)
    10. Normal Modes of the Earth and Planets (P. Lognonne and E. Clevede)
    11. Inversion of Surface Waves: A review (B. Romanowicz)
    12. Earthquake Dynamics (R. Madariaga and K. B. Olsen)
    13. Scattering and Attenuation of Seismic Waves in the Lithosphere (H. Sato, M. Fehler, and R. S. Wu)
    14. Earthquakes as a Complex System (D. L. Turcotte and B. D. Malamud)
    15. Physics of Earthquakes (R. Teisseyre and E. Majewski)
    16. Probabilistic Approach to Inverse Problems (K. Mosegaard and A. Tarantola)

    PART III. Observational Seismology
    17. Seismic Monitoring: a personal overview (W. H. K. Lee)
    18. Seismometry (E. Wielandt)
    19. Seismic Noise on Land and on the Seafloor (S. C. Webb)
    20. U. S. Contribution to Digital Global Seismograph Networks (C. R. Hutt, H. F. Bolton, and L. G. Holcomb)
    21. The Structure and Interpretation of Seismograms (O. Kulhanek)
    22. Analysis of Digital Earthquake Signals (F. Scherbaum)
    23. Seismometer Arrays -- Their use in earthquake and test ban seismology (A. Douglas)
    24. Seismological Methods of Monitoring Compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (P. G. Richards)
    25. Volcano Seismology and Monitoring for Eruptions (S. R. McNutt)
    26. Three-Dimensional Crustal P-Wave Imaging of Mauna Loa and Kilauea Volcanoes, Hawaii (H. M. Benz, P. Okubo, and A. Villasenor)
    27. Marine Seismology (K. Suyehiro and K. Mochizuki)
    28. Tsunami (K. Satake)

    PART IV. Earthquake Geology and Mechanics
    29. Geology of the Crustal Earthquake Source (R. H. Sibson)
    30. Paleoseismology (L. B. Grant)
    31. Using Earthquakes for Continental Tectonic Geology (J. Jackson)
    32. Rock Failure and Earthquakes (D. A. Lockner and N. M. Beeler)
    33. State of Stress within the Earth (L. J. Ruff)
    34. State of Stress in the Earth's Lithosphere (M. D. Zoback and M. L. Zoback)
    35. Strength and Energetics of Active Fault Zones (J. N. Brune and W. Thatcher)
    36. Implications of Crustal Strain during Conventional, Slow and Silent Earthquakes (M. J. S. Johnston and A. T. Linde)
    37. Estimating Earthquake Source Parameters from Geodetic Measurements (K. L. Feigl)
    38. Electromagnetic Fields Generated by Earthquakes (M. J. S. Johnston)
    39. Earthquake-Related Hydrological and Geochemical Changes (C. Y. King and G. Igarashi)
    40. Case Histories of Induced and Triggered Seismicity (A. McGarr, D. Simpson, and L. Seeber)

    PART V. Seismicity of the Earth
    41. Global Seismicity: 1900-1999 (E. R. Engdahl and A. Villasenor)
    42. A List of Deadly Earthquakes in the World (1500-2000) (T. Utsu)
    43. Statistical Features of Seismicity (T. Utsu)
    44. Relationships between Earthquake Magnitude Scales (T. Utsu)
    45. Historical Seismicity and Tectonics (N. N. Ambraseys, J. A. Jackson, and C. P. Melville)
    46. Earthquakes and Archaeology (A. Nur)
    47. Historical Seismology: The long memory of the inhibited world (E. Guidoboni)
    48. Earthquake History: some examples
    * 48.1 Introduction (W. H. K. Lee)
    * 48.2 California Earthquakes of M =5.5: Their history and the areas damaged (T. Toppozada and D. Branum)
    * 48.3 The Historical Earthquakes of India (S. P. Satyabala)
    * 48.4 Historical Earthquakes in Japan (T. Usami)
    * 48.5 Historical Earthquakes of the British Isles (R. M. W. Musson)

    49. Macroseismology (R. M. W. Musson and I. Cecic)
    50. USGS Moment Tensor Catalog of Earthquakes (S. A. Sipkin)

    PART VI. Earth's Structure
    51. The Earth's Interior (T. Lay)
    52. Probing the Earth's Interior with Seismic Tomography (A. Curtis and R. Snieder)
    53. Seismic Anisotropy (M. Cara)
    54. Seismic Structure of the Continental Lithosphere from Controlled Source Data (W. D. Mooney, C. Prodehl, and N. I. Pavlenkova)
    55. Seismic Structure of the Oceanic Crust and Passive Continental Margins (T. A. Minshull)
    56. The Earth's Core (X. Song)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: September 12, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080489223

About the Editors

William Lee

Paul Jennings

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

Carl Kisslinger

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.

Hiroo Kanamori

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

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