Accession Number:

AD0784959

Title:

A Deterministic Approach to the Prediction of Teleseismic Ground Motion from Nuclear Explosions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Mar-31 Dec 1973

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1974-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

Theoretical predictions of teleseismic ground motion from explosions are presented using a deterministic computer model which merges nonlinear shock code calculations in the near-field with seismic code calculations of far-field stress wave propagation through a realistic earth structure. The predicted ground motion given by synthetic seismograms is shown to be in good agreement with observations of body and surface wave motion.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE