Accession Number:

ADA139675

Title:

Deterministic Methods of Seismic Source Identification

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Oct 1982-30 Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

COOPERATIVE INST FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

In this report, we describe specific research results in 1 The theoretical basis for seismic event discrimination and for the inference of physical parameters describing seismic sources 2 Observations of body wave magnitude residuals in the U.S. and Southern Canada and the implications for yield estimation at non-U.S. andor U.S. test sites 3 Inferences of magnitude-yield relationships for both U.S. and U.S.S.R. test areas, with applications of these relations to U.S. and Russian nuclear test observations, to obtain new yield estimates 4 Studies of a variety of physical situations which would produce seismic observations for an earthquake making it appear anomalous i.e., explosion-like when viewed from the perspective of standard discrimination methods, and similarly physical situations were described for which explosions could appear earthquake-like, and which could also lead to large yield estimate errors.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE