posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 08:00 PM
This 47 page document is titled:
Seismic Sources and Structure in Iran and the Caucasus from Joint
Seismic Program array data.
– Final technical report.
PI: Geoffrey A. Abers from Geology Department of Kansas University.
Sponsoring Agency: Air Force of Scientific Research.
The contents of the document includes:
Objective, Research Accomplished (Attenuation in Caucasus and Russian Field, Long-path Data Analysis, Amplitude Fluctuations along Intermediate
Paths), Conclusions and
Recommendations, References, Publications from Project, Figures, Tables.
The objective is to evaluate and characterize seismic data in and around the Former Soviet Union, so that there can be provided new constraints on
seismic wave propagation characteristics in the Caucasus Ranges, Middle East and Iranian Plateau.
The research has shown severe changes in wave behaviour between the Caucasus and other Alpine-Himalayan mountain belts, which represent substantial
attenuation of phases often used to discriminate explosions from earthquakes and to estimate size and type of event. Other facilities also feeding
digital seismograms are Geyokcha and Turkmenistan arrays.
This is a document for the scientists…the second half is graphs and data.
The conclusions and recommendations appear to be focused on future instrumentation and collecting data from other networks and arrays. There is no
obvious discussion about nuclear activity or other military applications, though the implication is there in the beginning that there is the
capability to make such observations.