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Advances in Seismic Event Location provides a broad overview of the fundamental issues involved in seismic event location, and presents a variety of state-of-the-art location methods and applications at a wide range of spatial scales. Three important themes in the book are: seismic monitoring for a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), seismic event location in three-dimensional Earth models, and methods for multiple-event location. Each chapter contains background material to help readers less familiar with the topics covered, as well as to provide abundant references for readers interested in probing deeper into a topic. However, most of the emphasis is on recent advances in methodology and their application. Audience: The book is intended primarily for academic and professional researchers and graduate students in seismology.
List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Advances in Global Seismic Event Location; C.H. Thurber, E.R. Engdahl. Hypocenter Location Using a Constrained Nonlinear Simplex Minimization Method; N. Rabinowitz. A Statistical Outlook on the Problem of Seismic Network Configuration; N. Rabinowitz, D.M. Steinberg. Advances in Travel-Time Calculations for Three-Dimensional Structures; C.H. Thurber, E. Kissling. Probabilistic Earthquake Location in 3D and Layered Models; A. Lomax, et al. Location Calibration Based on 3-D Modelling; P. Firbas. Joint Event Location - The JHD Technique and Applications to Data from Local Seismic Networks; J. Pujol. Automated Event Location by Seismic Arrays and Recent Methods for Enhancement; M. Joswig. Automatic Phase Pick Refinement and Similar Event Association in Large Seismic Datasets; R. Aster, C. Rowe. Index.