Accession Number:

ADA063485

Title:

Source Amplitudes of NTS Explosions Inferred from Rayleigh Waves at Albuquerque and Tucson

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Comparing observed and synthetic seismograms, source amplitudes of NTS explosions are inferred from Rayleigh wave recordings from the WWSSN stations at Albuquerque, New Mexico ALQ and Tucson, Arizona TUC. The potential influence of source complexities, particularly surface spallation and related phenomena, is studied in detail. As described in earlier work by Bache, Rodi and Harkrider, the earth model for the synthetic were converted from observations at ALQ and TUC. The agreement of observed and synthetic seismograms is quite good and is sensitive to important features of the source.

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE