Identification of Seismic Sources — Earthquake or Underground Explosion

Proceedings of the NATO Advance Study Institute held at Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway, September 8–18, 1980

  • Eystein S. Husebye
  • Svein Mykkeltveit

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Earthquake Source Modelling

    1. Leon Knopoff
      Pages 49-69
    2. Raul Madariaga
      Pages 71-96
  4. Explosion Source Modelling

  5. Seismic Source Parameter Estimation

  6. Seismic Wavefield Synthesis

    1. B. L. N. Kennett
      Pages 327-345
    2. Gerhard Müller, Wolfgang Schott
      Pages 347-371
    3. P. W. Buchen, R. A. W. Haddon
      Pages 373-381
    4. T. J. Clarke
      Pages 383-390
    5. M. R. Illingworth, B. L. N. Kennett
      Pages 395-396
  7. Seismic Wave Analysis

  8. Scattering and Earth Heterogeneities

  9. Signal Analysis

  10. Seismic Source Discrimination

    1. Robert R. Blandford
      Pages 695-740
    2. V. F. Pisarenko, A. F. Kushnir, F. M. Pruchinka, S. L. Zvang
      Pages 741-745
  11. Developments in Seismic Instrumentation

  12. Seismic Data Centers

  13. Back Matter
    Pages 851-876

About these proceedings


The subject of this NATO Advanced Study Institute was seismic monitoring under a nuclear test ban - an application of scienti­ fic knowledge and modern technology for a political purpose. The international political objective of a comprehensive nuclear test ban provided in turn the motivation for our technical and scientific discussions. In order to obtain a historical perspec­ tive on the progress of the work towards a comprehensive test-ban treaty (CTB), it is necessary to go back to 1958, when a confer­ ence of scientific experts in Geneva made the first steps toward an international seismic monitoring system. However, agreement on actual capabilities of a monitoring system for verifying compliance with such a treaty was not achieved, and thus the conference did not lead to immediate political results. After the Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963, which banned nuclear explosions in the atmosphere, outer space and under the seas, renewed interest in the seismological verification of a CTB took place. A number of countries initiated large-scale research efforts toward detecting and identifying underground nuclear explosions, and it was in this context that the large­ aperture seismic arrays NORSAR and LASA were established. This type of development resulted in excellent seismic data in digital form and was thus of great irnprotance to the seismological com­ munity.


atmosphere earthquake scattering seismic seismometer

Editors and affiliations

  • Eystein S. Husebye
  • Svein Mykkeltveit
    • 1
  1. 1.NTNF/NORSARKjellerNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8533-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8531-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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