Accession Number : AD0778827

Title :   Research Directed toward the Use of Long and Intermediate Period Seismic Waves for the Identification of Seismic Sources.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author : LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES N Y

Personal Author(s) : McCamy,Keith

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : During the reporting period progress was made in combining long period seismic radiation with independent tectonic information inferred from the global tectonic patterns to constrain the focal mechanisms of events at teleseismic observation distances. In particular the use of the surface wave radiation pattern to solve the focal mechanism of events too small to yield useful body waves has been extended to anomalous intraplate events in Central Asia. The effect of multiple ruptures and other source time-function complications on surface wave focal mechanism determinations is under investigation as part of a tectonic study of the Scotia Sea region. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Seismic waves, *Seismic detection, *Lithosphere, Sources, Earthquakes, Seismometers, Tectonics, Identification, South Atlantic Ocean, Faults(Geology), Earth crust, Rayleigh waves, Continental shelves, Anomalies, Oceanic crust, Asia

Subject Categories : Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE