A Caltech Library Service


Anderson, Don Lynn (1963) Seismology. In: McGraw-Hill yearbook of science and technology. McGraw-Hill Book Co. , New York, pp. 494-496.

Full text is not posted in this repository.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Several factors have combined to accelerate experimental and theoretical advances in the science of seismology over the past few years and al the same time have widened its scope. The need for increased capability in the detection of underground nuclear tests and the interest in planetary exploration have stimulated the development of sensitive, rugged seismometers and new concepts of detecting and recording seismic signals. The great Chilean earthquakes of 1960 set the whole earth into vibration and generated a massive computational effort, out of which grew the new science of seismic spectroscopy. Analysis of records of ground vibration to determine the period of free vibrations of the earth and theoretical studies to explain these observations were possible only because of the new generation of high-speed digital computers. Digital computers have also been applied with great success to the problems of earthquake mechanisms and the structure of the earth's deep interior, as well as to routine calculations such as epicenter location.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© 1963 McGraw-Hill Book Co.
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20140808-093616971
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:48228
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 22:34
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 07:01

Repository Staff Only: item control page