Modern Approaches in Geophysics

Of Poles and Zeros

Fundamentals of Digital Seismology

Authors: Scherbaum, Frank

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Digital signal processing has become an integral part of observational seismology. Seismic waveforms and the parameters commonly extracted from them are strongly influenced by the effects of numerous filters, both within the earth and within the recording system. With the advent of numerous software tools for the processing of digital seismograms, seismologists have unprecedented power in extracting information from seismic records. These tools are often based on sophisticated theoretical aspects of digital signal processing which, to be used properly, need to be understood. This book is aimed at observational seismologists and students in geophysics trying to obtain a basic understanding of those aspects of digital signal processing that are relevant to the interpretation of seismograms. It covers the basic theory of linear systems, the design and analysis of simple digital filters, the effect of sampling and A/D conversion, the calculation of `true ground motion', and the effects of seismic recording systems on parameters extracted from digital seismograms. It contains numerous examples and exercises together with their solutions.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Of Poles and Zeros
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals of Digital Seismology
Authors
Series Title
Modern Approaches in Geophysics
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-9572-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-9572-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4013-3
Series ISSN
0924-6096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
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