A student's guide to teleseismic body wave amplitudes

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Discusses the nature of the various factors contributing to the amplitude of a teleseismic body wave in the context of a geometrical ray solution, specifically: the radiation of elastic waves into an elastic medium by a point source; the radiation patterns resulting from the orientation of the double-couple in space; the effect of propagation through a radially heterogeneous Earth; the effect of anelastic attenuation; the contribution of depth phases to the seismogram; and the influence of distance on the receiver response function. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalSeismological Research Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Geophysics


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