Imaging the Rupture Processes of Earthquakes Using the Relative Back-Projection Method

Theory and Applications

  • Hao Zhang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis adopts the relative back-projection method to dramatically reduce “swimming” artifacts by identifying the rupture fronts in the time window of a reference station; this led to a faster and more accurate image of the rupture processes of earthquakes. Mitigating the damage caused by earthquakes is one of the primary goals of seismology, and includes saving more people’s lives by devising seismological approaches to rapidly analyze an earthquake’s rupture process. The back-projection method described in this thesis can make that a reality.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Hao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55237-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55239-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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