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Seismic Waves

Research and Analysis

Edited by Masaki Kanao

National Institute of Polar Research

The importance of seismic wave research lies not only in our ability to understand and predict earthquakes and tsunamis, it also reveals information on the Earth's composition and features in much the same way as it led to the discovery of Mohorovicic's discontinuity. As our theoretical understanding of the physics behind seismic waves has grown, physical and numerical modeling have greatly advanced and now augment applied seismology for better prediction and engineering practices. This has led to some novel applications such as using artificially-induced shocks for exploration of the Earth's subsurface and seismic stimulation for increasing the productivity of oil wells. This book demonstrates the latest techniques and advances in seismic wave analysis from theoretical approach, data acquisition and interpretation, to analyses and numerical simulations, as well as research applications. A review process was conducted in cooperation with sincere support by Drs. Hiroshi Takenaka, Yoshio Murai, Jun Matsushima, and Genti Toyokuni.

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Seismic WavesResearch and AnalysisEdited by Masaki Kanao

Published: January 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1400

ISBN: 978-953-307-944-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4942-2

Copyright year: 2012

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49565 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

44 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Seismic Wave Interactions Between the Atmosphere - Ocean - Cryosphere System and the Geosphere in Polar Regions

By Masaki Kanao, Alessia Maggi, Yoshiaki Ishihara, Masa-yuki Yamamoto, Kazunari Nawa, Akira Yamada, Terry Wilson, Tetsuto Himeno, Genchi Toyokuni, Seiji Tsuboi, Yoko Tono and Kent Anderson


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2. Wavelet Spectrogram Analysis of Surface Wave Technique for Dynamic Soil Properties Measurement on Soft Marine Clay Site

By Sri Atmaja P. Rosyidi and Mohd. Raihan Taha


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3. Electric and Electromagnetic Signals Under, on, and Above the Ground Surface at the Arrival of Seismic Waves

By Akihiro Takeuchi, Kan Okubo and Nobunao Takeuchi


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4. Electric Displacement by Earthquakes

By Antonio Lira and Jorge A. Heraud


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5. Quasi-Axisymmetric Finite-Difference Method for Realistic Modeling of Regional and Global Seismic Wavefield — Review and Application —

By Genti Toyokuni, Hiroshi Takenaka and Masaki Kanao


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6. The Latest Mathematical Models of Earthquake Ground Motion

By Snezana Gjorgji Stamatovska


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7. Using a Poroelastic Theory to Reconstruct Subsurface Properties: Numerical Investigation

By Louis De Barros, Bastien Dupuy, Gareth S. O’Brien, Jean Virieux and Stéphane Garambois


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8. Coupling Modeling and Migration for Seismic Imaging

By Hervé Chauris and Daniela Donno


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9. Effects of Random Heterogeneity on Seismic Reflection Images

By Jun Matsushima


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10. Wave Propagation from a Line Source Embedded in a Fault Zone

By Yoshio Murai


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11. Seismic Modeling of Complex Geological Structures

By Behzad Alaei


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12. Shear Wave Velocity Models Beneath Antarctic Margins Inverted by Genetic Algorithm for Teleseismic Receiver Functions

By Masaki Kanao and Takuo Shibutani


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13. Modelling Seismic Wave Propagation for Geophysical Imaging

By Jean Virieux, Vincent Etienne, Victor Cruz-Atienza, Romain Brossier, Emmanuel Chaljub, Olivier Coutant, Stéphane Garambois, Diego Mercerat, Vincent Prieux, Stéphane Operto, Alessandra Ribodetti and Josué Tago


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14. 2.5-D Time-Domain Finite-Difference Modelling of Teleseismic Body Waves

By Hiroshi Takenaka and Taro Okamoto


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