Accession Number : ADA119286

Title :   Explosion and Earthquake Source Discrimination.

Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. 1 Apr 81-1 Apr 82,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Stump,Brian W ; Reinke,Robert E

PDF Url : ADA119286

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 243

Abstract : This report summarizes work accomplished by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory during the period May 1981 to April 1982. The purpose of this work has been to focus on seismic source characterizations of explosive sources. Specifically, we have investigated the usefulness of the moment tensor representation in modeling near-field recordings of contained nuclear explosions. Extension of the source representation to surface explosions utilizing the zeroth order moment has also been accomplished. In an attempt to investigate the possibility of using small scale high-explosive tests in studying source characterization problems, a 256-pound fully contained chemical explosion was instrumented and detonated. A preliminary data report. is included while data analysis is ongoing. Further studies of small scale surface and buried chemical explosions are outlined in. Reflectivity modeling of the observational data was attempted.

Descriptors :   *Underground explosions, *Nuclear explosions, *Seismology, *Earthquakes, Explosions, Sources, High explosives, Surface burst, Seismic data, Discrimination, Graphs, Computations, Mathematical models, Tensors, Moments

Subject Categories : Seismic Detection and Detectors
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE