Seismometer Self-Noise and Measuring Methods

R. Sleeman; C. R. Hutt; L. S. Gee
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Seismometer self-noise is usually not considered when selecting and using seismic waveform data in scientific research as it is typically assumed that the self-noise is negligibly small compared to seismic signals. However, instrumental noise is part of the noise in any seismic record, and in particular, at frequencies below a few mHz, the instrumental noise has a frequency-dependent character and may dominate the noise. When seismic noise itself is considered as a carrier of information, as in seismic interferometry (e.g., Chaput et al. 2012), it becomes extremely important to estimate the contribution of instrumental noise to the recordings.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Seismometer Self-Noise and Measuring Methods
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_175-1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering
First page 1
Last page 13
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