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Explosive Seismic Sources for the Moon

Kovach, Robert L. and Ahrens, Thomas J. (1970) Explosive Seismic Sources for the Moon. Geophysics, 35 (1). pp. 33-44. ISSN 0016-8033.

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The coupling of seismic energy under vacuum conditions, such as the moon, using an untamped surface charge is different from coupling in air. In vacuum, the explosive gas blast and the detonation products continuously expand out ward and interact with the solid surface. A series of model experiments was performed to investigate the effect of vacuum on coupling seismic energy.

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Additional Information:© 1970 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Manuscript received by the Editor August 14, 1969. Revised manuscript received November 6, 1969. This research was performed while the authors were staff members of Stanford Research Institute. We appreciate the able assistance of Charles F. Allen who participated in many of the experiments. Preparation of this report was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NGL 05-020-232.
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Official Citation: Robert L. Kovach and Thomas J. Ahrens Explosive seismic sources for the moon Geophysics, February 1970, v. 35, p. 33-44, doi:10.1190/1.1440079
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