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Seismic Wavefield Introduction and Theoretical Development

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ISBN-10: 0521809452

ISBN-13: 9780521809450

Edition: 2001

Authors: B. L. N. Kennett

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The Seismic Wavefield provides a guide to the understanding of seismograms in terms of physical propagation processes within the Earth. Volume one introduces the structure of the planet and the nature of wave propagation using sample seismograms.
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Book details

List price: $242.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 382
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848

Brian Kennett is Director and Distinguished Professor of Seismology at the Research School of Earth Sciences in The Australian National University. Professor Kennett's research interests are directed towards understanding the structure of the Earth through seismological observations. He is the recipient of the 2006 Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London, and the 2007 Gutenberg Medal of the European Geosciences Union, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. Professor Kennett is the author of three other books for Cambridge University Press ndash; Seismic Wave Propagation in Stratified Media (1983), The Seismic Wavefield: Introduction and Theoretical Development…    

Preface
Introduction
Seismic Waves and the Structure of the Earth
Earthquakes and earth structure
Seismic waves
Seismic sources
Seismic phases
Building a seismogram
Seismic Wave Propagation: General
Stress and strain
Seismic waves I - Plane waves
Seismic waves II - Wavefronts and rays
Rays in stratification
Seismic sources
Waves in stratification
Reflection and transmission
Building a response of a model
Constructing the wavefield
Body waves and surface waves
Appendix: table of notation
Bibliography
Index