Springer celebrates 175 years of publishing excellence! Join us >>

Nato Science Series: IV:

Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countries

Editors: Husebye, Eystein S. (Ed.)

  • Provides a unique collection of papers detailing Balkan seismicity
  • Examines geodynamics of the South Balkan and Aegean sea regions
  • Offers new approaches to seismological network operations and data analysis
  • Details Innovative and inexpensive seismograph design and real-time earthquake monitoring
  • Covers probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and modeling of topographic responses
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6815-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6813-3
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6814-0
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

Seismology is rated the Queen of Earth Sciences due to its ability to provide detailed structural information bearing on the Earth interior and on-going dynamic processes. This is due to the advanced theoretical foundation of seismology and the extensive cooperation among seismologists on recording and disseminating of data worldwide. In contrast, some 40 years ago seismology was a backward science and hence funding was poor.

This abruptly changed with the political interest in seismology as the principal tool for monitoring compliance with a potential Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban treaty (CTBT) banning nuclear testing in any environment.

Major countries like USA, UK and USSR launched large-scale research programs including deployment of modern seismograph stations and arrays and these developments are detailed in the book for CTBTO (UN), IRIS (USA), MedNet (Italy), Geofon (Germany) and the tiny Karelia network, NW Russia. Station and network operations require near real time record analysis and topics dealt with here are 2-D signal detector, epicenter location and earthquake monitoring. Balkan is seismically the most active part of Europe due to multiple plate interactions in the Aegean Sea. The tectonic evolution and on-going geodynamic deformations are described in 2 articles. Earthquake hazard analysis and topographic site effects are discussed and likewise large earthquake hazards in the Aegean and the Marmara seas relate to practical applications of such procedures. Foremost; the book gives a good account of past, present and likely future seismological developments in Balkan countries and various kinds of network operations on local to global scales.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Patterns of Cenozoic Extensional Tectonism in the South Balkan Extensional System

    Burchfiel, B. Clark (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Crustal Motion and Strain Accumulation in the South Balkan Region Inferred from GPS Measurements

    Kotzev, Valentin (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Recent Devastating Earthquakes in Turkey and Active Tectonics of the Aegean and Marmara Seas

    Taymaz, Tuncay (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • Estimates of Stress Drop and High Frequency Diminution Parameter from Strong Motion Data Recorded in Albania

    Duni, L. Lambro (et al.)

    Pages 57-79

  • Seismicity of Croatia

    Markušić, Snježana

    Pages 81-98

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6815-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6813-3
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6814-0
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countries
Editors
  • Eystein S. Husebye
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6815-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6815-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6813-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6814-0
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 289
Topics