Accession Number:

ADA028331

Title:

Rayleigh Waves

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1973-31 Mar 1976

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST OF GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

For a signal-to-noise ratio between 0.2 and 0.1 on the original single-component records, amplitudes for Rayleigh waves over oceanic paths of 155 deg at station MAT and 98 deg. at station KIP have been determined as 12 mu and 24 mu peak-to-peak, respectively, with a standard error of less than 11 per cent. In each case the processed correlation signal is the highest in a half- hour record. The method makes use of preliminary high-pass filtering and normalized reference earthquake-matched filtering, and takes full advantage of the well-dispersed oceanic surface wave. The method also provides high resolution of co-located events with short time separation, or of widely spaced events with Rayleigh waves arriving nearly simultaneously at a single station, when the summed vertical and radial matched filtered components are used.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE