Journal of Volcanology and Seismology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 156–163 | Cite as

The travel times of regional P and S for spreading ridges in the European Arctic

  • A. N. Morozov
  • N. V. Vaganova


The methodology of P-receiver functions was used to determine the crustal and upper mantle structure for two areas in the Euro-Arctic region, namely, the Svalbard archipelago and Franz Josef Land. This made it possible to derive two travel-time tables for regional seismic P and S waves (NOES and Sval). The accuracy of these tables was tested by comparing them with the IASPEI91, BARENTS, and BARENTS3D tables to show that NOES is the optimal choice for earthquake location in the area of spreading ridges in the European Arctic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Center for Integrated Arctic ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesArkhangel’skRussia
  2. 2.Sector of Seismic Monitoring of the Northern Russian Plate, Geophysical ServiceRussian Academy of SciencesArkhangel’skRussia

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