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Introduction to Seismology

Introduction to Seismology

3rd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316635742

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  • This third edition provides a concise yet approachable introduction to seismic theory, designed as a first course for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations, and outlines the different types of seismic waves and how they can be used to resolve Earth structure and understand earthquakes. New material and updates have been added throughout, including ambient noise methods, shear-wave splitting, back-projection, migration and velocity analysis in reflection seismology, earthquake rupture directivity, and fault weakening mechanisms. A wealth of both reworked and new examples, review questions and computer-based exercises in MATLAB®/Python give students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute results of interest and to illustrate Earth's seismic properties. More advanced sections, which are not needed to understand the other material, are flagged so that instructors or students pressed for time can skip them.

    • Offers a concise yet accessible introduction to seismic theory, with a focus on the mathematical fundamentals of global seismology
    • Includes both revised and new examples, review questions and computational exercises, giving students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute key results and illustrate Earth's seismic properties
    • Computer code examples in this book are now in MATLAB®/Python rather than in Fortran
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316635742
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 243 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Stress and strain
    3. The seismic wave equation
    4. Ray theory: travel times
    5. Inversion of travel time data
    6. Ray theory: amplitude and phase
    7. Reflection seismology and related topics
    8. Surface waves and normal modes
    9. Earthquakes and source theory
    10. Earthquake prediction
    11. Seismometers and seismographs
    12. Earth noise
    13. Anisotropy
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C
    Appendix D
    Appendix E
    Appendix F

  • Author

    Peter M. Shearer, University of California, San Diego
    Peter M. Shearer is Professor of Geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He has written over 200 scientific papers on various aspects of seismology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is currently President of the Seismological Society of America. He has taught the introductory seismology class at Scripps for over twenty-five years.

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