Shallow seismics are in demand today in tectonically active regions to characterize and classify sites for earthquake response studies. The surface-based seismic methods are the most widely used for this purpose. In developed areas, the passive-source methods, also known as microtremor methods, are popular because of their efficiency and because the available frequency content is appropriate to determine an average shear-wave velocity for the upper 30 m. This information is required by the International Building Code, which is used by many municipalities in the US and elsewhere.
Geology; Structural; Plate tectonics; Seismology; Shear waves; Shear waves—Measurement; Surface waves
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Engineering | Environmental Engineering
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Characterizing Anomalous Ground for Engineering Applications Using Surface-Based Seismic Methods.
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