Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies

  • Alexis Le Pichon
  • Elisabeth Blanc
  • Alain Hauchecorne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolas Brachet, David Brown, Ronan Le Bras, Yves Cansi, Pierrick Mialle, John Coyne
      Pages 77-118
    3. D. Ponceau, L. Bosca
      Pages 119-140
    4. Kristoffer T. Walker, Michael A.H. Hedlin
      Pages 141-182

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 186-186
    2. P. Campus, D. R. Christie
      Pages 185-234
    3. Claus H. Hetzer, Kenneth E. Gilbert, Roger Waxler, Carrick L. Talmadge
      Pages 249-262
    4. Takeshi Mikumo, Shingo Watada
      Pages 263-279
    5. J. P. Mutschlecner, Rodney W. Whitaker
      Pages 455-474
    6. Catherine D. de Groot-Hedlin, Michael A. H. Hedlin, Douglas P. Drob
      Pages 475-507

About this book


The infrasound field, the science of low-frequency acoustic waves, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing academic disciplines of physics and recent technical and scientific developments.

The infrasound network of the International Monitoring Network (IMS) of the CTBT-Organization has demonstrated its capability for detecting and locating infrasonic sources such as meteorites, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, auroras, mountain associated waves... Nearly 70% of the global network is now operational and regional cluster arrays are deployed around the globe. Systematic investigations into low-frequency acoustic signals have evidenced an unprecedented potential of the monitoring of infrasonic waves permanently generated by natural and man-made events. Furthermore, recent studies point out new insights on quantitative relationships between observables and atmospheric specifications, and therefore opening new fields into the mathematics of geophysical inverse problems for atmospheric remote sensing.

This volume reviews the most important areas of infrasound, with emphasis on the latest researches and applications, e.g. instrumentation, engineering, signal processing, source monitoring, propagation modeling, atmospheric dynamics, global changes, remote sensing methods.

Researchers and students will benefit from a comprehensive content of infrasound related topics, where both fundamental and applied topics are discussed by authors from international institutions, all experts in their fields.


Barometer Fundament Inversion Methodologie Monitoring Remote Sensing Scale acoustic wave propogation atmospheric dynamics environmental monitoring infrasound noise signal processing sound wave

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexis Le Pichon
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Blanc
    • 2
  • Alain Hauchecorne
    • 3
  1. 1.Dépt. Analyse SurveillanceCEABruyères-le-ChâtelFrance
  2. 2.Dépt. Analyse SurveillanceCEABruyères-le-ChâtelFrance
  3. 3.Service d'Aéronomie (SA)CNRSVerrieres-Le-Buisson CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9507-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9508-5
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