Modern Approaches in Geophysics

Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology

Authors: Havskov, Jens, Alguacil, Gerardo

  • First comprehensive book that describes all aspects of instrumentation in earthquake seismology, in a sense the first general users' manual in the field
  • Deals primarily with seismic sensors, their response functions, and how to calibrate and optimize the instruments
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About this book

This Work offers a unique coverage of modern seismic instrumentation. It provides not only detailed information on the basic understanding of seismic instruments but it also includes an overview of current equipment on the market.

Furthermore, the following topics are included:

installing seismic stations, networks and arrays

working with portable instruments

calibrating instruments

dealing with response information

and teaching about seismic instruments

This book is primarily intended for seismologists and technicians working with seismological instruments. The aim is that it should be used as a practical tool with only the amount of theory needed to understand the basic principles and the answers to most practical problems should be found here.

This book is written in such a way that it is understandable for a broad range of professionals working with seismological instruments and seismic data, whether students, engineers or seismologists. Both practical and theoretical topics are covered with the main emphasis on practical aspects. The book is based on the authors (seismologist and physicist) experience working in this field for more than 25 years.

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“Authors have managed remarkably well, creating an excellent textbook on seismological instrumentation. … The book is directed to anyone working in earthquake seismology … . The book also may be useful to hardware servicemen and hardware designers … valuable for outlining the basic principles and most common instrumentation properties and constitutes a ready reference source. … the book will retain its value for many years and should find its place on a shelf at every institution that maintains a modern seismic station, array or network.” (Pawel Wiejacz, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 166, 2009)

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  • with online files
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology
Authors
Series Title
Modern Approaches in Geophysics
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2969-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2969-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-5113-1
Series ISSN
0924-6096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
103 b/w illustrations
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