Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
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Seismic Instrument Response, Correction for

  • Jens HavskovEmail author
  • Gerardo Alguacil
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_183


Accelerometer; Amplitude response; Digitizer; Fourier transform; Phase response; Poles and zeros; Response function; Seismometer

Recording seismic signals, whether in digital or analog form, gives a number in a computer or an amplitude on paper (Fig. 1). For velocity sensors this number is proportional to ground velocity above a certain frequency, and for accelerometers the number is proportional to ground acceleration.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Instituto Andaluz de GeofísicaUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain