Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology

  • Jens Havskov
  • Gerardo Alguacil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 13-100
  4. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 101-111
  5. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 113-148
  6. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 149-196
  7. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 197-230
  8. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 231-259
  9. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 261-308
  10. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 309-329
  11. Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
    Pages 331-365
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-413

About this book

Introduction

This work provides an up-to-date overview of modern instruments used in earthquake seismology as well as a description of theoretical and practical aspects of seismic instrumentation.  The main topics are:

•             Choosing and installing equipment for seismic stations
•             Designing and setting up seismic networks and arrays
•             Maintaining and calibrating seismic instruments

It also provides detailed descriptions of the following: 

•             Seismic sensors
•             Digitizers
•             Seismic recorders
•             Communication systems
•             Software used for seismic station and networks

In this second edition, new seismic equipment is presented and more comprehensive sections on topics like MEMS accelerometers, sigma-delta AD converters, dynamic range discussion and virtual networks have been included.

This book is primarily intended for seismologists, engineers and technicians working with seismological instruments. It combines practical “know-how” with sufficient theory to explain the basic principles, making it also suitable for teaching students the most important aspects of seismic instrumentation. 

The book also gives a current overview of the majority of instruments and instrument manufacturers on the market, making it easy to compare the capability of instruments from different sources.

SEISAN software was used for several examples in the book. This widely extended seismic analysis software is freely available from the University of Bergen website.

The content of this book draws on the authors’ (a seismologist and a physicist) combined experience of working in this field for more than 35 years.

Keywords

Calibration of Seismic Instruments Seismic Networks and Arrays Seismic Sensors and Seism Recorders Seismological Data and Seismic Instruments Seismological Instruments and Seismic Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Havskov
    • 1
  • Gerardo Alguacil
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Bergen Dept. Earth ScienceBergenNorway
  2. 2.Andalusian Institute of Geophysics and Earthquake Disaster PreventionUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21314-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21313-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21314-9
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