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Exploring the Earth's crust: history and results of controlled-source seismology

GSA Memoir 208

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Abstract

This volume contains a comprehensive, worldwide history of seismological studies of the Earth’s crust using controlled sources from 1850 to 2005. Essentially all major seismic projects on land and the most important oceanic projects are covered. The time period 1850 to 1939 is presented as a general synthesis, and from 1940 onward the history and results are presented in separate chapters for each decade, with the material organized by geographical region. Each chapter highlights the major advances achieved during that decade in terms of data acquisition, processing technology, and interpretation methods. For all major seismic projects, the authors provide specific details on field observations, interpreted crustal cross sections, and key references. They conclude with global and continental-scale maps of all field measurements and interpreted Moho contours. An accompanying DVD contains important out-of-print publications and an extensive collection of controlled-source data, location maps, and crustal cross sections.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Organization Series
Title:
Exploring the Earth's crust: history and results of controlled-source seismology
Series title:
GSA Memoir
Series number:
208
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
764 p.