Synopses & Reviews
The Seismic Wavefield provides a guide to the understanding of seismograms in terms of physical propagation processes within the Earth. The focus is on the observation of earthquakes and man-made sources on all scales, for both body waves and surface waves. Volume I begins with a survey of the structure of the Earth and the nature of seismic wave propagation using examples of observed seismograms. The second part provides a full development of the theoretical background for seismic waves. Volume II (to be published later) will cover local and regional seismic events, global wave propagation, and the three-dimensional earth.
"...the book would be useful to seismologists wanting a quick mathematical reference for assistance in constructing a computer code." Michael Antolik, Harvard University"Kennett's work is a thorough, unifying document that serves as an excellent introduction to the study of seismic wavefields." Michael A. Slawinski, The Leading Edge"This book is beautifully produced, and the figures are well designed and refreshingly devoid of clutter...fine volume." Sven Treitel, The Leading Edge
Guide to understanding of seismograms for graduate students, researchers, professionals in academia and the petroleum industry.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Seismic Waves and the Structure of the Earth: 2. Earthquakes and earth structure; 3. Seismic waves; 4. Seismic sources; 5. Seismic phases; 6. Building a seismogram; Part II. Seismic Wave Propagation: General: 7. Stress and strain; 8. Seismic waves I - Plane waves; 9. Seismic waves II - Wavefronts and rays; 10. Rays in stratification; 11. Seismic sources; 12. Waves in stratification; 13. Reflection and transmission; 14. Building a response of a model; 15. Constructing the wavefield; 16. Body waves and surface waves; Appendix: table of notation; Bibliography; Index.