Observations of long period Rayleigh wave ellipticity

Ferreira, Ana M. G. and Woodhouse, John H. (2007) Observations of long period Rayleigh wave ellipticity. Geophysical Journal International, 169 (1). pp. 161-169. ISSN 1365-246X

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We analyse phase shifts and amplitude ratios of horizontal to vertical components of T~ 150 s fundamental Rayleigh waves. In the ray picture of surface wave propagation, it is expected that at a single station this ratio will be constant, being controlled only by the seismic velocity structure beneath the seismic station. In contrast, we observe substantial variability in the amplitude ratios measured at a number of stations from the Global Seismic Network. We discuss possible causes for the anomalous ratios, concluding that they probably arise from effects associated with small scale heterogeneity distinctly distributed across different tectonic domains and having scale lengths shorter than a wavelength.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 15:06
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/27833
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03276.x

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