Seismic Motion, Lithospheric Structures, Earthquake and Volcanic Sources
Geophysicists use seismic signals to image structures in the
Earth's interior, to understand the mechanics of earthquake and volcanic
sources, and to estimate their associated hazards. Keiiti Aki developed pioneering quantitative methods for extracting useful information from
various portions of observed seismograms and applied these methods to many
problems in the above fields.
This volume honors Aki's contributions with review papers and results from
recent applications by his former students and scientific associates
pertaining to topics spawned by his work. Discussed subjects include
analytical and numerical techniques for calculating dynamic rupture and radiated seismic waves, stochastic models used in engineering seismology,
earthquake and volcanic source processes, seismic tomography, properties of
lithospheric structures, analysis of scattered waves, and more. The volume
will be useful to students and professional geophysicists alike.
Written by an international group of authors provides examples of the broad range of topics that were pioneered, developed, and promoted by Keiiti Aki over the last four decades opened up new fields for seismologists and making quantitative seismology a mature science explores issues of theoretical and applied problems concerning earthquakes, faults, volcanoes, wave propagation, and engineering seismology