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Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth

Benefits

  • Seismic waves, both natural and man-made, reveal much information about the Earths interior, and recent advances expose the limitations of classical theory and analysis

  • Reflects the growing realization that the Earths crust contains many irregular components that transmit seismic waves in diverse ways, yet that these irregularities can be detected using advanced analytical methods

  • Comprehensive survey of the latest developments in seismic wave propagation and analysis and the first coherent introduction to the theory of scattering

  • Focuses on recent developments in the area of seismic wave propagation and scattering through the randomly heterogeneous structure of the Earth, with emphasis on the lithosphere

  • Includes discussions and analyses of observations using the latest theoretical methods, assisting the reader to see the practical use of the methods for characterizing the Earth

  • Successfully integrates information from different sources to provide a thorough discussion

Book

Part of the Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing book series (MASP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 1-5
  3. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 7-40
  4. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 41-85
  5. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 87-107
  6. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 109-148
  7. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 229-268
  8. Haruo Sato, Michael C. Fehler
    Pages 269-276
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-308

About this book

Introduction

Focusing on recent developments in the area of seismic wave propagation and scattering, this text combines information from numerous sources to present a coherent introduction to the theory of scattering in acoustic and elastic materials. With the emphasis firmly on the lithosphere, the book includes analyses of observations using the theoretical methods developed. Written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates of geophysics and planetary sciences, this is also of interest to civil engineers, seismologists, acoustical engineers, and others interested in wave propagation through inhomogeneous elastic media.

Keywords

Acoustics Heterogenous Natur Scattering Seismic wave propagation earthquake model modeling seismic seismology wave

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Geophysics Graduate School of ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Dept. Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary SciencesMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book published in 2009 is the second, corrected printing of the original one. Its contents are organized in a lively way so that it is easier to read and follow the discussion, with theoretical models and real examples adequately ‘scattered’ in the whole book. … this second printing will draw renewed and broadened attention from graduate students and researchers, not only in the field of geophysics but also in civil and acoustical engineering.” (Koji Uenishi, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 167, 2010)