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Universal dispersion tables 1. Love waves across oceans and continents on a spherical earth

Anderson, Don L. (1964) Universal dispersion tables 1. Love waves across oceans and continents on a spherical earth. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 54 (2). pp. 681-726. ISSN 0037-1106. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140429-154524646

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Abstract

The variational approach to surface wave dispersion problems has been largely replaced by the powerful method of Haskell which is exact and particularly convenient for use on digital computers. This paper shows how the two methods may be combined to yield dispersion curves which can be used to interpret data from any layered structure. A set of graphs and tables is presented which can be used to calculate the dispersion of Love waves in the period range of 4 to 1000 seconds over any spherical earth model. In addition, it is possible to determine by inspection which portion of the earth is contributing to a set of observed dispersion data thereby facilitating the design of an appropriate earth model. These tables can be used to determine how much freedom can be taken with proposed models without violating dispersion data. Application to the inverse problem is immediate.


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Additional Information:© 1964 Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received December 6, 1963. The author wishes to express his appreciation to Dr. David G. Harkrider, M. N. Toksöz and Charles B. Archambeau for many helpful discussions. Laszlo Lenches was of great assistance in the preparation of the manuscript. This research was supported by AF-AFOSR-25-63 of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, project VELA.
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Official Citation: Don L. Anderson Universal dispersion tables 1. Love waves across oceans and continents on a spherical earth Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America April 1964 54:681-726
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