Accession Number:

ADA456343

Title:

Frequency Dependence of Q in the Crust and Upper Mantle of China and Surrounding Regions, from Computations of Lg Q and the Attenuation of High-Frequency P-Waves

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SAINT LOUIS UNIV MO DEPT OF EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Starting with fundamental-mode Rayleigh-wave attenuation coefficient values predicted by previously determined frequency-independent model of shear-wave Q we have obtained frequency-dependent Q models that explain both the measured values of yr as well as of Lg coda Q and its frequency dependence at 1 Hz Q and n respectively for China and some adjacent regions. The process combines trial-and-error selection of a model for the depth distribution of the frequency parameter for Q with a formal inversion for the depth distribution of Q at 1 Hz. Fifteen of the derived models have depth distributions that are constant, or nearly constant, between the surface and a depth of 30 km. Distributions that vary with depth are necessary to explain the remaining seven models.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE