A Breviary of Seismic Tomography: Imaging the Interior of the Earth and Sun

A Breviary of Seismic Tomography: Imaging the Interior of the Earth and Sun

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Guust Nolet
Cambridge University Press, 9/25/2008
EAN 9780521882446, ISBN10: 0521882443

Hardcover, 360 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2 cm
Language: English

This is the first textbook to cover the essential aspects of the topic at a level accessible to students. While focusing on applications in solid earth geophysics, the book also includes excursions into helioseismology, thereby highlighting the strong affinity between the two fields. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to seismic tomography, including the basic theory of wave propagation, the ray and Born approximations required for interpretation of amplitudes, and travel times and phases. It considers observational features while also providing practical recommendations for implementing numerical models. Written by one of the leaders in the field, and containing numerous student exercises, this textbook is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It is also an invaluable guide for seismology research practitioners in geophysics and astronomy. Solutions to the exercises and accompanying tomographic software and documentation can be accessed online from www.cambridge.org/9780521882446.

1. Introduction
2. Ray theory for seismic waves
3. Ray tracing
4. Wave scattering
5. Body wave amplitudes
6. Travel times
7. Travel times
8. Body wave amplitudes
observation and interpretation
9. Normal modes
10. Surface wave interpretation
ray theory
11. Surface waves
finite frequency theory
12. Model parameterization
13. Common corrections
14. Linear inversion
15. Resolution and error analysis
16. Anisotropy
17. Future directions