Monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

  • Eystein S. Husebye
  • Anton M. Dainty

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 303)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Principal Political and Technical Test Ban Issues

  3. Monitoring Technologies

    1. D. Simons, B. Stump, L. Evanson, D. Breding, L. Casey, L. Walker et al.
      Pages 107-114
    2. J. J. Zucca, C. Carrigan, P. Goldstein, S. Jarpe, J. Sweeney, W. L. Pickles et al.
      Pages 123-134
    3. David J. Simons
      Pages 135-141
    4. R. W. Perkins, H. S. Miley, W. K. Hensley, K. H. Abel
      Pages 143-155
    5. Muawia Barazangi, Eric Fielding, Bryan Isacks, Dogan Seber
      Pages 197-224
  4. Explosion and Earthquake Source Modeling

  5. Seismic Networks

    1. L. A. Mendes-Victor, J. P. Peixoto, L. M. Matias, I. Martins, J. Z. Simões, M. A. Baptista
      Pages 483-500
    2. B. L. N. Kennett
      Pages 501-520
    3. A. M. Dziewonski, G. Ekström, X.-F. Liu
      Pages 521-550
    4. David Simpson, Rhett Butler, Timothy Ahern, Terry Wallace
      Pages 551-564
  6. Signal Processing and Seismic Wave Propagation

    1. J. F. Böhme
      Pages 587-610
    2. Anders Christoffersson, Roland Roberts
      Pages 611-628
    3. Anders Lindfors, Roland G. Roberts
      Pages 629-644
    4. B. J. Mitchell, J. Xie, Y. Pan
      Pages 645-654
    5. Jianxin Wu, James F. Ni, Thomas M. Hearn
      Pages 655-662
  7. Seismic Source Discrimination Technologies

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 833-836

About this book


An international treaty banning the testing of any nuclear device in any environment - a comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT) - has been on the political agenda for nearly 40 years. Objections to a CTBT have been political, technical, or a combination of both. However, the possibilities seem better after the end of the Cold War. In the prevailing, cooperative disarmament climate a CTBT appears likely to be approved by most countries in 1996. Hence the great current interest in monitoring technologies and capabilities.
Such issues are comprehensively addressed here, a preamble being devoted to the political developments and setbacks over the past 40 years. Since seismic means are considered the dominant monitoring element, they are explored in detail. Contributions cover network deployments, advanced signal processing, wave propagation in heterogeneous media, and seismic source representations, and a variety of techniques for source classification (including neural networks). Complementary monitoring techniques, such as hydroacoustics, radionuclides and infrasound, are also summarised. The IAEA operation for monitoring compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty is also presented.
The book also includes eyewitness accounts of the Soviet 50 Mt megabomb development and test, as well as the efforts made by the state to monitor the nuclear test programmes of the western powers. Includes some 33 articles written by distinguished scientists active in CTBT monitoring research for decades.


Cold War IAEA NATO NPT Non-Proliferation Nuclear weapons algorithms earthquake seismic seismometer

Editors and affiliations

  • Eystein S. Husebye
    • 1
  • Anton M. Dainty
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Solid Earth PhysicsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Earth Sciences DivisionPhillips Laboratory/GPEHanscom AFBUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4187-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0419-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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