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Forensic Seismology and Nuclear Test Bans

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  • Author: Alan Douglas, Atomic Weapons Establishment Blacknest, Brimpton, UK
  • Date Published: March 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107331259

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  • With the signing in 1996 of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, interest has grown in forensic seismology: the application of seismology to nuclear test ban verification. This book, based on over 50 years of experience in forensic seismology research, charts the development of methods of seismic data analysis. Topics covered include: the estimation of seismic magnitudes, travel-time tables and epicentres; seismic signal processing; and the use of seismometer arrays. Fully illustrated with seismograms from explosions and earthquakes, the book demonstrates methods and problems of visual analysis. Each chapter provides exercises to help the reader familiarise themselves with practical issues in the field of forensic seismology, and figures and solutions to exercises are also available online. The book is a key reference work for academic researchers and specialists in the area of forensic seismology and Earth structure, and will also be valuable to postgraduates in seismology and solid earth geophysics.

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to forensic seismology including a summary of the history of its research
    • Presents examples of seismograms, with analysis and commentary in the book and also available online, forming a useful resource for academics
    • Includes exercises in each chapter and solutions available online, allowing readers to apply the theory and test their understanding
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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107331259
    • contains: 282 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 35 tables 37 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Seismology: ancient and modern
    2. Statistical solutions to seismological problems
    3. Seismograms as time series
    4. Seismographs and seismograms
    5. Seismometer arrays and processing methods
    6. Seismogram interpretation and synthesis
    7. Hypocentres and P travel times
    8. Seismic magnitudes
    9. Seismic source identification
    10. Epilogue
    Appendix A. P and S radiation from a double-couple source
    Appendix B. Normal equations for analysis of variance
    Appendix C. Some uses of the FFT
    Appendix D. Anelastic attenuation
    Appendix E. Transient and steady-state
    Appendix F. Seismometer-galvanometer systems
    Appendix G. Signal-to-noise improvement
    Appendix H. Minimum-power filters
    Appendix I. Circular arrays
    Appendix J. Geometrical spreading for sP
    Appendix K. Fourier integral
    Appendix L. Tables of explosions and earthquakes
    Appendix M. Album of body-wave seismograms
    Appendix N. Exercises
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    Alan Douglas, Atomic Weapons Establishment Blacknest, Brimpton, UK
    Alan Douglas worked for over 35 years as a seismologist at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston. From 1982 to 2001 he was the Head of the AWE Seismology Group and he continues to act as a consultant to the AWE. For many years he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading and is currently a Visiting Professor at University College London. Professor Douglas is the author of over 100 research papers and reports on seismology applied to the verification of nuclear test ban treaties. In 2005 he received the Award for Service to Geophysics from the Royal Astronomical Society, of which he is also a Fellow.

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