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Seismic Ambient Noise


Michel Campillo, D. E. McNamara, R. I. Boaz, M. Gal, A. M. Reading, F. Ardhuin, L. Gualtieri, E. Stutzmann, A. Fichtner, V. C. Tsai, M. H. Ritzwoller, L. Feng, R. Snieder, A. Duran, A. Obermann, N. M. Shapiro, N. Nakata, K. Nishida, C. Sens-Schonfelder, F. Brenguier, K. Hayashi
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  • Date Published: March 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108417082

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  • The seismic ambient field allows us to study interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and the solid Earth. The theoretical understanding of seismic ambient noise has improved substantially in the last decades, and the number of its applications has increased dramatically. With chapters written by eminent scientists from the field, this book covers a range of topics including ambient noise observations, generation models of their physical origins, numerical modelling and processing methods. The later chapters focus on applications in imaging and monitoring the internal structure of the Earth, including interferometry for time-dependant imaging and tomography. This volume thus provides a comprehensive overview of this cutting-edge discipline for graduate students studying geophysics and for scientists working in seismology and other imaging sciences.

    • Covers many different aspects of seismic ambient noise, providing the first comprehensive overview of this cutting-edge field
    • Includes applications in imaging and monitoring, from the global to the engineering scale, of interest to academics and practitioners alike.
    • Chapters are written by leading researchers, ensuring quality state-of-the-art information
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    • Date Published: March 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108417082
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 104 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Michel Campillo
    1. Visualization of the seismic ambient noise spectrum D. E. McNamara and R. I. Boaz
    2. Beamforming and polarisation analysis M. Gal and A. M. Reading
    3. Physics of ambient noise generation by ocean waves F. Ardhuin, L. Gualtieri and E. Stutzmann
    4. Theoretical foundations of noise interferometry A. Fichtner and V. C. Tsai
    5. Overview of pre- and post-processing of ambient-noise correlations M. H. Ritzwoller and L. Feng
    6. Locating velocity changes in elastic media with coda wave interferometry R. Snieder, A. Duran and A. Obermann
    7. Applications with surface waves extracted from ambient seismic noise N. M. Shapiro
    8. Body wave exploration N. Nakata and K. Nishida
    9. Noise-based monitoring C. Sens-Schonfelder and F. Brenguier
    10. Near-surface engineering K. Hayashi

  • Editors

    Nori Nakata, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Nori Nakata is an Assistant Professor in Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. He received the Mendenhau Prize from the Colorado School of Mines in 2013 and the Young Scientist Award from the Seismological Society of Japan in 2017. His research interests include crustal and global seismology, exploration geophysics, volcanology and civil engineering.

    Lucia Gualtieri, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Lucia Gualtieri is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, New Jersey, mainly interested in studying the coupling between the solid Earth and the other Earth systems, and in using seismic signals to image the Earth's structure. She received the 2016 Laura Bassi Young Scientist Award of the Italian Physical Society and the 2017 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

    Andreas Fichtner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
    Andreas Fichtner is a Professor leading the Seismology and Wave Physics Group at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. His research interests include inverse theory and tomography, numerical wave propagation, effective medium theory, and seismic interferometry. He received early career awards from the American Geological Union (AGU) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and is the recipient of an European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. He serves as a consultant in the development of Salvus (a suite of full waveform modelling and inversion software) with a focus on seismic and seismological applications.


    Michel Campillo, D. E. McNamara, R. I. Boaz, M. Gal, A. M. Reading, F. Ardhuin, L. Gualtieri, E. Stutzmann, A. Fichtner, V. C. Tsai, M. H. Ritzwoller, L. Feng, R. Snieder, A. Duran, A. Obermann, N. M. Shapiro, N. Nakata, K. Nishida, C. Sens-Schonfelder, F. Brenguier, K. Hayashi

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