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National Seismic System Science Plan

Heaton, Thomas H. and Anderson, Don L. and Arabasz, Walter J. and Buland, Ray and Ellsworth, William L. and Hartzell, Stephen H. and Lay, Thorne and Spudich, Paul (1989) National Seismic System Science Plan. U.S. Geological Survey circular. Vol.1031. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey , Denver, CO.

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Recent developments in digital communication and seismometry are allowing seismologists to propose revolutionary new ways to reduce vulnerability from earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, and to better understand these phenomena as well as the basic structure and dynamics of the Earth. This document provides a brief description of some of the critical new problems that can be addressed using modem digital seismic networks. It also provides an overview of existing seismic networks and suggests ways to integrate these together into a National Seismic System. A National Seismic System will consist of a number of interconnected regional networks (such as southern California, central and northern California, northeastern United States, northwestern United States, and so on) that are jointly operated by Federal, State, and private seismological research institutions. Regional networks will provide vital information concerning the hazards of specific regions. Parts of these networks will be linked to provide uniform rapid response on a national level (the National Seismic Network). A National Seismic System promises to significantly reduce societal risk to earthquake losses and to open new areas of fundamental basic research. The following is a list of some of the uses of a National Seismic System.

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