Theoretical global seismology

F. A. Dahlen, Jeroen Tromp

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This book provides an up-to-date and advanced theoretical treatment of global seismology, describing the normal-mode, body-wave, and surface-wave methods employed in the determination of the Earth's three-dimensional internal structure and the source mechanisms of earthquakes. The subject is broken down into 16 chapters, the first one being a historical introduction to seismic research. The remaining 15 are divided into three sections, under the following headings; foundations; the spherical Earth, and the aspherical Earth.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherPrinceton University Press
ISBN (Print)0691001243
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science

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