Magnitude determination on LOWNET

Jacob, A.W.B.; Neilson, G.. 1977 Magnitude determination on LOWNET. Institute of Geological Sciences, 40pp. (WL/GS/77/086) (Unpublished)

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Routine processing of seismic signals observed on LOWNET involves making measuremen"ts of (1) time and (2) amplitude and period. The time measure~ents contribute to a determination of the source position and origin time while the amplitude/period measurements allow a determination of its magnitude. The determination of source position and origin time 15 relatively straightforward relying on accuracy of onset t1ming and phase identification and a clear statement of which earth model is used. The position with magnitudes had al~ays been rather more confused and there are a number of magnitude scales in general. usc. This" reportdescrib~ s the methods of magnitude determination used on LOWNET, compares LOInmT results with those from the world network, and finally makes some attempt to link some of the S~21f!S using data from LOWNET plus some neighbouring stations. The results should be relevant to other networks set up vithin Britain. Finally some "magnitude/charge si~e" plots for quarries and underwater explosions are shown and brieflY discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 22 Jun 2010 10:24 +0 (UTC)

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