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A Hammer-Impact, Aluminum, Shear-Wave Seismic Source

Open-File Report 2007-1406

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Abstract

Near-surface seismic surveys often employ hammer impacts to create seismic energy. Shear-wave surveys using horizontally polarized waves require horizontal hammer impacts against a rigid object (the source) that is coupled to the ground surface. I have designed, built, and tested a source made out of aluminum and equipped with spikes to improve coupling. The source is effective in a variety of settings, and it is relatively simple and inexpensive to build.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A Hammer-Impact, Aluminum, Shear-Wave Seismic Source
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2007-1406
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iii, 5 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y