In-Situ Estimates of Material Damping from Environmental Noise Measurements

  • Dario Albarello
  • Francesco Baliva
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Experimental results at two test sites are described, which support the idea that the cross-correlation of noise recordings allows the retrieval of the local Green's function also including subsoil attenuation properties. In particular, the analysis of field measurements of environmental noise carried on with arrays of common vertical geophones suggests that passive in-situ estimates of the attenuation exponent are possible and that the values provided in this way are comparable with those obtained with alternative active techniques. These results open new interesting perspectives for engineering and geotechnical application of environmental noise surveys.


Keywords In situ estimates Damping Seismic noise Seismic interferometry Passive seismic survey 


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  • Dario Albarello
    • 1
  • Francesco Baliva
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. Di Scienze della TerraUniversit`a di SienaSienaItaly

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