Advances in Seismic Event Location



Advances in Seismic Event Location is a collection of nine papers presented at a workshop held in the Dead Sea region in January 1998. The motivating influence of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a common theme throughout the book, but a broad perspective on basic Earth science research is also maintained. Although the book is comprised of papers presented at a single conference, it comprehensively discusses relevant research, including a broad review of classical, derivative-based location methods using one-dimensional Earth models through modern innovations that incorporate three-dimensional models. Also covered are global optimization algorithms, different types of data, probabilistic approaches to earthquake location that convey uncertainties more accurately, optimal network configuration, and prospects for automation, including refining automatic phase detection and an artificial intelligence approach that includes pattern recognition.