Seismic Wave Analysis for Near Surface Applications presents the foundational tools necessary to properly analyze surface waves acquired according to both active and passive techniques. Applications range from seismic hazard studies, geotechnical surveys and the exploration of extra-terrestrial bodies.
Surface waves have become critical to near-surface geophysics both for geotechnical goals and seismic-hazard studies. Included in this book are the related theories, approaches and applications which the lead editor has assembled from a range of authored contributions carefully selected from the latest developments in research.
A unique blend of theory and practice, the book's concepts are based on exhaustive field research conducted over the past decade from the world's leading seismologists and geophysicists.
- Edited by a geophysicist with nearly 20 years of experience in research, consulting, and geoscience software development
- Nearly 100 figures, photographs, and examples aid in the understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques
- Presents the latest research in seismic wave characteristics and analysis, the fundamentals of signal processing, wave data acquisition and inversion, and the latest developments in horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR)
- Each chapter features a real-world case study-13 in all-to bring the book's key principles to life
1. Fundamentals of signal processing 2. Surface Waves: propagation, dispersion and attenuation 3. Seismic-Data Acquisition (active and passive methodologies) 4. Analyzing Surface Waves: MASW, MFA, ReMi, ESAC, FK and the new frontiers 5. H/V Spectral Ratio 6. Inversion and Joint Inversion: concepts and practice 7. Synthetic seismograms and full velocity spectra inversion 8. Conclusions
Giancarlo dal Moro, PhD is a Senior Geophysicist and software developer for Eliosoft in Italy, a software development firm for the geosciences. Dr. dal Moro received his doctorate in geophysics from the University of Trieste. He specializes in
Geophysical methods for site characterization (academic research and field practice): joint inversion of geophysical/seismic data, surface wave analysis (dispersion and attenuation), site effect assessment, software implementation, remote sensing, and seismic-data processing. Giancarlo is a contributing author and reviewer for several journals in the field of Geophysics including the Journal of Applied Geophysics, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, and the Journal of Remote Sensing.