In situ measurement of seismic shear-wave absorption in the San Francisco Holocene Bay Mud by the pulse-broadening method

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
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Abstract

By the pulse-broadening method, seismic absorption of San Francisco Holocene Bay Mud has been determined with the use of an impulsive shear-wave source at the surface, two receivers embedded in clay (Holocene Bay Mud), and digital seismic recording. The seismic anelastic quality factor is determined from 20 measurements to be 16.0 with a random error of ±0.9. Three sources of systematic error are examined. The fractional systematic error on the anelastic quality factor is estimated to be ∼ 11%. Details of experimental arrangement and error analysis are given.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title In situ measurement of seismic shear-wave absorption in the San Francisco Holocene Bay Mud by the pulse-broadening method
Series title Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Volume 84
Issue 1
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Seismological Society of America
Description 14 p.
First page 62
Last page 75
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