Fundamentals of Seismic Wave Propagation presents a comprehensive introduction to the propagation of high-frequency body-waves in elastodynamics. The theory of seismic wave propagation in acoustic, elastic and anisotropic media is developed to allow seismic waves to be modelled in complex, realistic three-dimensional Earth models.
This book provides a consistent and thorough development of modelling methods widely used in elastic wave propagation ranging from the whole Earth, through regional and crustal seismology, exploration seismics to borehole seismics, sonics and ultrasonics. Particular emphasis is placed on developing a consistent notation and approach throughout, which highlights similarities and allows more complicated methods and extensions to be developed without difficulty.
This book is intended as a text for graduate courses in theoretical seismology, and as a reference for all academic and industrial seismologists using numerical modelling methods. Exercises and suggestions for further reading are included in each chapter.
– Applicable to all areas of seismology: regional and crustal seismology, exploration and borehole seismics, sonics and ultrasonics
– The author has a wealth of academic and industry experience and is well known for his contributions in this field
– There are exercises at the end of each chapter for which solutions will be provided on the internet
This fine volume represents a welcome addition to the growing number of recent books dealing with various aspects of seismic wave propagation theory..a veritable treasure trove of seismic high-frequency forward modeling techniques. It will be a definitive reference work for a long time to come. (The Leading Edge)
This is a significant accomplishment for what can easily be a difficult subject, and speaks volumes for the author’s intimate expertise with the material. (EOS-Transactions, AGU)
Table of Contents
IV. Special functions;
V. Canonical signals;
2. Basic wave propagation;
4. Review of continuum mechanics and elastic waves;
5. Asymptotic ray theory;
6. Rays at an interface;
7. Differential systems for stratified media;
8. Inverse transforms for stratified media;
9. Canonical signals;
10. Generalizations of ray theory;
A. Useful integrals;
B. Useful Fourier transforms;
C. Ordinary differential equations;
D. Saddle-point methods;