Accession Number:

ADA426617

Title:

Application of Soviet PNE Data to the Improvement of Seismic Monitoring Capability

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 22 Jul 1997-1 Nov 2000

Corporate Author:

TITAN CORP SAN LEANDRO CA PULSE SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

2004-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This report provides a summary of the results of a joint research program which has been carried out by scientist from Maxwell Technologies, Inc. and the Russian Institute for Dynamics of the Geospheres to use regional seismic data recorded from Soviet PNE test and nearby earthquakes and mining events to assess the applicability of various proposed discriminants over the wide ranges of source and propagation path characteristics sampled by these test. This research has encompassed the formulation of a seismic source summary for 122 Soviet PNE test, a discrimination analysis of broadband seismic data recorded from a number of these PNE events and nearby earthquakes at the Borovoye Geophysical Observatory and a variety of temporary stations, a comparison of near- regional signals recorded by nearby tamped chemical and nuclear explosions at the Soviet Degelen Mountain test site and an analysis of the characteristics of the explosion aftershocks observed following selected Soviet PNE tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE