Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 492–502

Studies on seismic waves


DOI: 10.1007/BF02893470

Cite this article as:
Hai-Ming, Z. & Xiao-Fei, C. Acta Seismol. Sin. (2003) 16: 492. doi:10.1007/BF02893470


The development of seismic wave study in China in the past four years is reviewed. The discussion is divided into several aspects, including seismic wave propagation in laterally homogeneous media, laterally heterogeneous media, anisotropic and porous media, surface wave and seismic wave inversion, and seismic wave study in prospecting and logging problems. Important projects in the current studies on seismic wave is suggested as the development of high efficient numerical methods, and applying them to the studies of excitation and propagation of seismic waves in complex media and strong ground motion, which will form a foundation for refined earthquake hazard analysis and prediction.

Key words

seismic wave propagation complex medium of the Earth surface wave waveform inversion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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