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Introduction to Seismology

3rd edition (current edition)

Peter M. Shearer, University of California, San Diego
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This third edition provides a concise yet approachable introduction to seismic theory, designed as a first course for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations, and outlines the different types of seismic waves and how they can be used to resolve Earth structure and understand earthquakes. New material and updates have been added throughout, including ambient noise methods, shear-wave splitting, back-projection, migration and velocity analysis in reflection seismology, earthquake…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Brief Contents
pp v-viii
Contents
pp ix-xiv
Preface
pp xv-xvi
Acknowledgments
pp xvii-xviii
1 - Introduction
pp 1-18
2 - Stress and Strain
pp 19-38
3 - The Seismic Wave Equation
pp 39-62
4 - Ray Theory: Travel Times
pp 63-98
5 - Inversion of Travel Time Data
pp 99-136
6 - Ray Theory: Amplitude and Phase
pp 137-174
7 - Reflection Seismology and Related Topics
pp 175-208
8 - Surface Waves and Normal Modes
pp 209-236
9 - Earthquakes and Source Theory
pp 237-298
10 - Earthquake Prediction
pp 299-318
11 - Seismometers and Seismographs
pp 319-330
12 - Earth Noise
pp 331-340
13 - Anisotropy
pp 341-364
Appendix A - The PREM Model
pp 365-368
Appendix B - Math Review
pp 369-376
Appendix C - The Eikonal Equation
pp 377-380
Appendix D - Python Functions
pp 381-386
Appendix E - Time Series and Fourier Transforms
pp 387-392
Appendix F - Kirchhoff Theory
pp 393-402
Bibliography
pp 403-418
Index
pp 419-424
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Online ISBN: 9781316877111
Published online: 07 May 2020
Hardback ISBN: 9781107184473
Hardback publication date: 30 May 2019
Paperback ISBN: 9781316635742
Paperback publication date: 30 May 2019

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