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Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth : Second Edition

Authors: Sato, Haruo, Fehler, Michael C., Maeda, Takuto

  • A comprehensive survey of the latest developments in seismic wave propagation and analysis and the first coherent introduction to the theory of scattering

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About this book

Seismic waves - generated both by natural earthquakes and by man-made sources - have produced an enormous amount of information about the Earth's interior. In classical seismology, the Earth is modeled as a sequence of uniform horizontal layers (or spherical shells) having different elastic properties and one determines these properties from travel times and dispersion of seismic waves. The Earth, however, is not made of horizontally uniform layers, and classic seismic methods can take large-scale inhomogeneities into account. Smaller-scale irregularities, on the other hand, require other methods. Observations of continuous wave trains that follow classic direct S waves, known as coda waves, have shown that there are heterogeneities of random size scattered randomly throughout the layers of the classic seismic model. This book focuses on recent developments in the area of seismic wave propagation and scattering through the randomly heterogeneous structure of the Earth, with emphasis on the lithosphere. The presentation combines information from many sources to present a coherent introduction to the theory of scattering in acoustic and elastic materials and includes analyses of observations using the theoretical methods developed. The second edition especially includes new observational facts such as the spatial variation of medium inhomogeneities and the temporal change in scattering characteristics and recent theoretical developments in the envelope synthesis in random media for the last ten years. Mathematics is thoroughly rewritten for improving the readability. Written for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students of geophysics or planetary sciences, this book should also be of interest to civil engineers, seismologists, acoustical engineers, and others interested in wave propagation through inhomogeneous elastic media.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book is very well written and quite enjoyable to read. … This book can serve both as textbook and as a reference source for wave scattering and stochastic modeling methods. It is well suited for graduate students and researchers in the fields of seismology, geophysics, acoustical engineering … . This book makes an important addition to any seismologist’s bookshelf as a treatise, but also as a reminder of the roughness and multi-scale complexity of the Earth.” (Petros Mpogiatzis, Pure and Applied Geophysics, October, 2012)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sato, Haruo (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Heterogeneity in the Lithosphere

    Sato, Haruo (et al.)

    Pages 13-61

  • Phenomenological Study of Coda Waves

    Sato, Haruo (et al.)

    Pages 63-123

  • Born Approximation for Wave Scattering in Inhomogeneous Media

    Sato, Haruo (et al.)

    Pages 125-151

  • Attenuation of High-Frequency Seismic Waves

    Sato, Haruo (et al.)

    Pages 153-184

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-23028-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44318-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth : Second Edition
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23029-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23029-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23028-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44318-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 496
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Modern Acoustics,Signal Processing, by American Institute of Physics, Springer New York, 1997
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