International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part B

International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part B

1st Edition - July 1, 2003

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  • Editors: William Lee, Hiroo Kanamori, Paul Jennings, Carl Kisslinger
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080489230

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The two volume International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology represents the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior's (IASPEI) ambition to provide a comprehensive overview of our present knowledge of earthquakes and seismology. This state-of-the-art work is the only reference to cover all aspects of seismology--a "resource library" for civil and structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and industry around the globe.Part B, by more than 100 leading researchers from major institutions of science around the globe, features 34 chapters detailing strong-motion seismology, earthquake engineering, quake prediction and hazards mitigation, as well as detailed reports from more than 40 nations. Also available is The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part A.

Key Features

  • Authoritative articles by more than 100 leading scientists
  • Extensive glossary of terminology plus 2000+ biographical sketches of notable seismologists


Civil engineers, structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and government around the globe

Table of Contents

  • PART VII. Strong-Motion Seismology

    57. Strong-Motion Seismology (J. G. Anderson)
    58. Strong-Motion Data Processing (A. F. Shakal, M. J. Huang, and V. M. Graizer)
    59. Estimation of Strong Seismic Ground Motions (B. A. Bolt and N. A. Abrahamson)
    60. Strong-Motion Attenuation Relations (K. W. Campbell)
    61. Site Effects of Strong Ground Motions (H. Kawase)
    62. Use of Engineering Seismology Tools in Ground Shaking Scenarios (E. Faccioli and V. Pessina)
    63. Kyoshin Net (K-NET), Japan (S. Kinoshita)
    64. Strong-motion Instrumentation Programs in Taiwan (T. C. Shin, Y. B. Tsai, Y. T. Yeh, C. C. Liu and Y. M. Wu)

    PART VIII. Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering
    65. Seismic Hazards and Risk Assessment in Engineering Practice (P. Somerville and Y. Moriwaki)
    66. Advances in Seismology with Impact on Earthquake Engineering (S. K. Singh, M. Ordaz, and J. F. Pacheco)
    67. An Introduction to the Earthquake Response of Structures (P. C. Jennings)
    68. Seismic Design Provisions and Guidelines in the United States: a prologue (R. D. Borcherdt, R. O. Hamburger, and C. A. Kircher)
    69. Finite Element Analysis in Earthquake Engineering (J. F. Hall)
    70. Liquefaction Mechanisms and Induced Ground Failure (T. L. Youd)
    71. Advances in Analysis of Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes (J-P Bardet)

    PART IX. Earthquake Prediction and Hazards Mitigation
    72. Earthquake Prediction: an overview (H. Kanamori)
    73. Stress Triggers, Stress Shadows, and Seismic Hazard (R. A. Harris)
    74. The GSHAP Global Seismic Hazard Map (D. Giardini, G. Gruenthal, K. Shedlock, and P. Zhang)
    75. The Sociological Dimensions of Earthquake Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (P. W. O'Brien and D. S. Mileti)
    76. The Seismic Alert System of Mexico City (J. M. Espinosa-Aranda)
    77. The Rapid Earthquake Data Integration Project (L. Gee, D. Neuhauser, D. Dreger, M. Pasyanos, R. Uhrhammer, and B. Romanowicz)
    78. TriNet: a modern ground motion seismic network (E. Hauksson, L. M. Jones, A. F. Shakal)

    PART X. National and International Reports to IASPEI
    79. Centennial National and Institutional Reports: Seismology (edited by C. Kisslinger)
    80. Centennial National and Institutional Reports: Earthquake Engineering (edited by S. Cherry)
    81. International Reports to IASPI (edited by C. Kisslinger)

    PART XI. General Information and Miscellaneous Data
    82. Statistical Principles for Seismologists (D. Vere-Jones and Y. Ogata)
    83. Seismic Velocities and Densities of Rocks (N. I. Christensen and D. Stanley)
    84. Worldwide Nuclear Explosions (X. Yang, R. North, C. Romney, and P. G. Richards)
    85. Seismological Software (edited by A. Snoke and M. Garcia-Fernandez)
    * 85.1 Earthquake Seismology Software: Overview (J. A. Snoke and M. Garcia-Fernandez)
    * 85.2 The IASPEI Software Library (W. H. K. Lee)
    * 85.3 The IASPEI PC Shareware Library (M. Garcia-Fernandez)
    * 85.4 ORFEUS Seismological Software Library (T. van Eck, B. Dost, and M. Baer)
    * 85.5 SAC2000: Signal Processing and Analysis Tools for Seismologists and Engineers (P. Goldstein, D. Dodge, and M. Firpo)
    * 85.6 SEISAN Earthquake Analysis Software and SEISNET Network Automation Software (J. Havskov and L. Ottemoeller)
    * 85.7 The HYPOELLIPSE Earthquake Location Program (J. Lahr and J. A. Snoke)
    * 85.8 The HYPOINVESE2000 Earthquake Location Program (F. Klein)
    * 85.9 Software for Joint Hypocenter Determination Using Local Events (J. Pujol)
    * 85.10 Synthetic Seismogram Calculation Using the Reflectivity Method (B. Kennett)
    * 85.11 TDMT_INV: Time Domain Seismic Moment Tensor Inversion (D. Dreger)
    * 85.12 FOCMEC: FOcal MEChanism Determinations (J. A. Snoke)
    * 85.13 SMSIM: Stochastic Method SIMulation of Ground Motion from Earthquakes (D. Boore)
    * 85.14 Software for Calculating Earthquake Ground Motions from Finite Faults in Vertically Varying Media (P. Spudich and L. Xu)
    * 85.15 Nonlinear Inversion by Direct Search Using the Neighbourhood Algorithm (M. Sambridge)

    86. The FDSN and IRIS Data Management System: providing easy access to terabytes of Information (T. K. Ahern)
    87. An Inventory of Data from Seismographic Networks of the World (edited by J. C. Lahr)
    88. Old Seismic Bulletins: a collective heritage from early seismologists (J. Schweitzer and W. H. K. Lee)
    89. Biographies of Notable Earthquake Scientists and Engineers (edited by B. F. Howell)
    90. Digital Imagery of Faults and Volcanoes (compiled by M. J. Rymer and D. E. Wieprecht)

    User Guide to the IASPEI Handbook CD-ROMs (M. F. Diggles and W. H. K. Lee)

    Technical Glossary of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology (edited by K. Aki)

    Subject Index
    Author Index
    Attached CDs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1000
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: July 1, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080489230

About the Editors

William Lee

Hiroo Kanamori

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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.

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