Accession Number : AD0831257

Title :   DISTANT SEISMIC WAVES FROM A HIGH-ALTITUDE SOURCE VOLUME I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Nickel, George H. ; Whitaker, William A.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Calculations are presented for the description of seismic waves created by the reflection of a spherical shock wave from the surface of the earth. The earth is represented by a homogeneous medium, but the elastic constants vary with the frequency of each Fourier component of the incident pulse in order to reproduce measured dispersion data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK WAVES), (*SEISMIC WAVES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), SHOCK WAVES, REFLECTION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, EARTH(PLANET), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DETECTION, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, VELOCITY, FOURIER ANALYSIS, RAYLEIGH WAVES, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES, COMPUTERS, SOURCES, EARTHQUAKES, SEISMOLOGY, NEW MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE