posted on Dec, 4 2007 @ 01:53 AM
Title: Effect of 3-D Heterogeneities and Topography on Seismic Wave Propagation and the Use of Empirical Green’s Functions for Source
Characterization and Discrimination.
174 page Report dated 1st September 1996 written by 7 researchers at the Earth Resources Laboratory, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary
Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AFOSR was the sponsoring body.
Table of Contents reveals the following subjects are addressed:
-Effect of 3-D Topography on Seismic Motion
-A Fast Implementation of Boundary Integral Equation Methods to Calculate the Propagation of Seismic Waves in Laterally Varying Layered Media.
-Scattering of Acoustic and Elastic Waves Using a Hybrid Multiple Multipole Expansions-Finite Element Technique
-A Comparison of Scattering from 2-D and 3-D Rough Interface
-Source Time Functions of Nuclear Explosions and Earthquakes in Central Asia Determined Using Empirical Green’s Functions.
-Discrimination of Small Earthquakes and Explosions.
The conclusions and recommendations, found on pdf page 168 explains:
• The source time duration of M