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Journal Cover Advances in Geophysics
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  • Optimized Experimental Design in the Context of Seismic Full Waveform
           Inversion and Seismic Waveform Imaging
    • Authors: Hansruedi Maurer; André Nuber; Naiara Korta Martiartu; Fabienne Reiser; Christian Boehm; Edgar Manukyan; Cédric Schmelzbach; Andreas Fichtner
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Geophysics
      Author(s): Hansruedi Maurer, André Nuber, Naiara Korta Martiartu, Fabienne Reiser, Christian Boehm, Edgar Manukyan, Cédric Schmelzbach, Andreas Fichtner
      During the past few years, significant improvements have been achieved in high-resolution imaging with seismic data. In particular, seismic full waveform inversion (FWI) has been proven to be a very promising tool. However, this technique requires high-quality data, whose acquisition can be very expensive. Furthermore, FWI is computationally extremely demanding, which currently limits its application to large-scale data sets. Both problems can be alleviated with optimized experimental design (OED) techniques. Using tools from the linearized inversion theory, we outline how source–receiver patterns can be identified that are most suitable for FWI experiments. This is demonstrated by reviewing a laboratory-scale experiment devoted to breast cancer detection with ultrasound data, and with a surface seismic survey study that is concerned with elastic FWI for shallow subsurface structures. By means of a vertical seismic profiling design example, we also show that the OED technology can be adapted to wavefield imaging techniques. Besides identifying optimized source–receiver patterns, OED can be employed for extracting the most useful attributes from a seismic data set, which can reduce the computational costs. For that purpose, we discuss a frequency-domain crosshole FWI experiment, where we quantify the information content of different data representations and identify suitable spatial and temporal sampling strategies. In a second crosshole study, it is inspected that source and receiver components allow the relevant elastic subsurface properties to be resolved. Finally, we outline a more general framework of seismic observables, with which the sensitivity of selected model parameters can be maximized. This is demonstrated with an example of regional earth mantle tomography.

      PubDate: 2017-11-11T19:28:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.agph.2017.10.001
       
  • A Review of Airborne Electromagnetic Methods With Focus on Geotechnical
           and Hydrological Applications From 2007 to 2017
    • Authors: Esben Auken; Tue Boesen; Anders V. Christiansen
      Pages: 47 - 93
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Geophysics
      Author(s): Esben Auken, Tue Boesen, Anders V. Christiansen


      PubDate: 2017-11-18T19:59:39Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.agph.2017.10.002
       
  • Chapter One Inferring Ocean Storm Characteristics from Ambient Seismic
           Noise A Historical Perspective
    • Abstract: 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 53

      Microseisms seen on seismograms worldwide were once viewed as “noise” contaminating records of earthquakes. However, these low-amplitude oscillations generated by storms over the oceans are now recognized as carriers of an important meteorological “signal”. Decades-long archives of analog seismograms may thus represent a high-resolution record of climate change significantly longer than those based on traditional meteorological observations. One of the first phenomena investigated by the then-new field of seismology, microseism research began with their identification around 1870. Improved characterization came from subsequent investigations in Europe, Japan, and North America, which sought out their sources and source regions. Two-generation mechanisms were identified in the mid-twentieth century. In both, microseisms originate with atmospheric energy in the form of storms over the oceans. It is coupled into the water column via the generation of ocean swell, transmitted to the seafloor, and then travels as elastic waves at the seafloor. Analysis of secondary microseisms, recorded in eastern North America during August 1992 Saffir/Simpson category 5 hurricane Andrew, shows the feasibility of using these signals to identify North Atlantic Ocean hurricanes. The shift in dominant microseism frequency with Andrew intensification demonstrates that these microseisms were generated over the deep waters of the North Atlantic Ocean at or near the hurricane and are thus a near real-time record of hurricane changes. Variations in secondary microseism frequency and amplitude allow detection of the hurricane while over the ocean and up to ∼2000km from the recording station. Analog seismograms from seismic stations in North America may thus document unobserved North Atlantic hurricanes. However, uncertainties remain. The relative contributions of deep- and shallow-water sources remain uncertain, and the generation of microseisms with transverse wave components lacks a satisfactory explanation. Better understanding of the various controls on microseism properties is necessary before information in these waveforms can be used to infer storm characteristics, especially for less-energetic storms.

      PubDate: 2012-12-18T18:05:48Z
       
  • Chapter Two Phenomenology of Tsunamis II Scaling, Event Statistics, and
           Inter-Event Triggering
    • Abstract: 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 53

      Observations related to tsunami catalogs are reviewed and described in a phenomenological framework. An examination of scaling relationships between earthquake size (as expressed by scalar seismic moment and mean slip) and tsunami size (as expressed by mean and maximum local run-up and maximum far-field amplitude) indicates that scaling is significant at the 95% confidence level, although there is uncertainty in how well earthquake size can predict tsunami size (R 2 ∼0.4–0.6). In examining tsunami event statistics, current methods used to estimate the size distribution of earthquakes and landslides and the inter-event time distribution of earthquakes are first reviewed. These methods are adapted to estimate the size and inter-event distribution of tsunamis at a particular recording station. Using a modified Pareto size distribution, the best-fit power-law exponents of tsunamis recorded at nine Pacific tide-gauge stations exhibit marked variation, in contrast to the approximately constant power-law exponent for inter-plate thrust earthquakes. With regard to the inter-event time distribution, significant temporal clustering of tsunami sources is demonstrated. For tsunami sources occurring in close proximity to other sources in both space and time, a physical triggering mechanism, such as static stress transfer, is a likely cause for the anomalous clustering. Mechanisms of earthquake-to-earthquake and earthquake-to-landslide triggering are reviewed. Finally, a modification of statistical branching models developed for earthquake triggering is introduced to describe triggering among tsunami sources.

      PubDate: 2012-12-18T18:05:48Z
       
  • Chapter Three Seismic Hazard Scenarios as Preventive Tools for a Disaster
           Resilient Society
    • Abstract: 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 53

      Lessons learnt from the destructive earthquakes occurred during the new millennium provide new opportunities to take action, revise, and improve the procedure for seismic hazard assessment (SHA). A single hazard map cannot meet the requirements from different end-users; the mapping of the expected earthquake ground motion that accounts for events' recurrence may be suitable for insurances. When dealing with cultural heritage and critical structures (e.g., nuclear power plants), where it is necessary to consider extremely long time intervals, the standard hazard estimates are by far unsuitable, due to their basic heuristic limitations. While time-dependent SHA may be suitable to increase earthquake preparedness, by planning adequate mitigation actions, for critical structures (i.e., those for which the consequences of failure are intolerable) the maximum possible seismic input is relevant. Therefore the need for an appropriate estimate of the seismic hazard, aimed not only at the seismic classification of the national territory, but also at the capability of properly accounting for the local amplifications of ground shaking, as well as for the fault properties, is a pressing concern for seismic engineers. A viable alternative to traditional SHA is represented by the use of the scenario earthquakes, characterized at least in terms of magnitude, distance, and faulting style, and by the treatment of complex source processes. The relevance of the realistic modeling, which permits the generalization of empirical observations by means of physically sound theoretical considerations, is evident, as it allows the optimization of the structural design with respect to the site of interest. The time information associated with the scenarios of ground motion, given by the intermediate-term middle-range earthquake predictions, can be useful to public authorities in assigning priorities for timely mitigation actions. Therefore, the approach we have developed naturally supplies realistic time series of ground motion useful to preserve urban settings, historical monuments, and relevant man-made structures.

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    • Abstract: 2010
      Publication year: 2010
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 52



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  • Chapter 1 Probabilistic Inverse Theory
    • Abstract: 2010
      Publication year: 2010
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 52

      Geophysical investigations which commenced thousands of years ago in China from observations of the Earth shaking caused by large earthquakes (Lee et al., 2003) have gone a long way in their development from an initial, intuitive stage to a modern science employing the newest technological and theoretical achievements. In spite of this enormous development, geophysical research still faces the same basic limitation. The only available information about the Earth comes from measurement at its surface or from space. Only very limited information can be acquired by direct measurements. It is not surprising, therefore, that geophysicists have contributed significantly to the development of the inverse theory—the theory of inference about sought parameters from indirect measurements. For a long time this inference was understood as the task of estimating parameters used to describe the Earth's structure or processes within it, like earthquake ruptures. The problem was traditionally solved by using optimization techniques following the least absolute value and least squares criteria formulated by Laplace and Gauss. Today the inverse theory faces a new challenge in its development. In many geophysical and related applications, obtaining the model “best fitting” a given set of data according to a selected optimization criterion is not sufficient any more. We need to know how plausible the obtained model is or, in other words, how large the uncertainties are in the final solutions. This task can hardly be addressed in the framework of the classical optimization approach. The probabilistic inverse theory incorporates a statistical point of view, according to which all available information, including observational data, theoretical predictions and a priori knowledge, can be represented by probability distributions. According to this reasoning, the solution of the inverse problem is not a single, optimum model, but rather the a posteriori probability distribution over the model space which describes the probability of a given model being the true one. This path of development of the inverse theory follows a pragmatic need for a reliable and efficient method of interpreting observational data. The aim of this chapter is to bring together two elements of the probabilistic inverse theory. The first one is a presentation of the theoretical background of the theory enhanced by basic elements of the Monte Carlo computational technique. The second part provides a review of the solid earth applications of the probabilistic inverse theory.

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  • Debris Flows Recent Advances in Experiments and Modeling
    • Abstract: 2010
      Publication year: 2010
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 52

      We report on recent advances in experiments and modeling of particle–fluid flows that are relevant to an understanding of debris flows. We first describe laboratory experiments on steady, inclined flows of mixtures of water and a single idealized granular phase that focus on the differences in the depths and the velocity of the two phases and that provide evidence for the importance of collisional exchange of momentum and energy between the particles. We then indicate how a relatively simple rate-dependent rheological model for the particles that incorporates yield may be used in the context of a two-phase mixture theory that distinguishes between the depths of the fluid and particle phases to reproduce what is seen in the experiments on both uniform and non-uniform flows. Finally, because a phenomenological extension of kinetic theory for dense, inclined flows of identical particles has recently been developed, we outline a kinetic theory for dense, inclined flows of two types of particles and water as a possible alternative to existing phenomenological theories.

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  • Chapter 3 Azores–Tunisia, A Tectonically Complex Plate Boundary
    • Abstract: 2010
      Publication year: 2010
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 52

      The seismically active region from Tunisia to the Azores Islands constitutes the westernmost part of the plate boundary between Eurasia and Africa. From the point of view of tectonics, this is a complex structure which involves volcanism and rifting at the Azores, strike-slip motion at the center of the Atlantic, and horizontal N-S compressions at its eastern part, with complex interaction between Iberia and northern Africa and E-W extension at the Alboran Sea, involving some kind of subduction or delamination process. This chapter has been divided into four parts: (1) Atlantic region, Azores–Gibraltar; (2) Azores Islands triple junction; (3) southern Iberia, Betics, and Alboran Sea; and (4) North Africa, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Plate motion shows counterclock rotation of Africa with respect to Eurasia around a pole near the Canary Islands. The Azores region forms a triple junction with ridge structure and oblique spreading in its three branches. The Atlantic region from Azores to Gibraltar is separated into two parts, west and east of 20°W. The first has E-W strike-slip motion and the second is under horizontal N-S compression producing underthrusting of Africa. The Betics–Alboran area is dominated by the collision movement between Iberia and northern Africa, and the E-W extension at the Alboran Basin. Intermediate and deep earthquake activity and tomography data show an anomalous deep structure, interpreted as produced by a subduction or a lithospheric delamination process. The Betics Cordillera, which links with the Rif by the Gibraltar Arc, is formed by overthrusting toward the north, limiting with the stable Iberia, and crossed by several fracture systems. The Rif, High Atlas, and Tell mountains are under NW-SE horizontal compression and dominated by structures trending NE-SW. Several interpretations have been given to the tectonic development of these regions, and some aspects are not yet completely explained.

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  • Chapter 1 Seismicity Induced by Mining: Recent Research
    • Abstract: 2009
      Publication year: 2009
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 51

      The present review of seismicity induced by mining is a continuation of the previous reviews, published in 1990 and 2001 in Advances in Geophysics, describing the problems involved and the state-of-the-art of relevant research in this field at the end of 1980s and 1990s. During the last decade, seismic monitoring has been expanded in several mining districts, a number of new techniques have been introduced, and new significant results have been obtained in studies of seismic events induced by mining. This review is organized similarly to some extent to the previous ones. New techniques in seismic monitoring in mines, mining factors affecting seismicity, source mechanisms and source time functions, source parameters and their scaling relations are briefly discussed. Precursory phenomena observed in mines and some attempts at prediction of larger events are reviewed. The new results obtained so far by the Japanese research group in South African gold mines, the concepts of stress diffusion and of “critical earthquakes” applied to seismicity in mines, and numerical modeling of rock mass response to mining are also briefly discussed.

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  • Chapter 2 Induced Seismicity in Hydrocarbon Fields
    • Abstract: 2009
      Publication year: 2009
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 51

      Over the last few decades, it has become clear that various human activities have the potential to generate seismic activity. Examples include subsurface waste injection, reservoir impoundment in the vicinity of large dams, and development of mining, geothermal or hydrocarbon resources. Recently, induced seismicity has also become a concern in connection with geologic carbon sequestration projects. This study focuses on seismicity induced by hydrocarbon production by summarizing the published case studies and describing current theoretical approaches to model these. It is important to understand the conditions under which hydrocarbon production may lead to seismic activity in order to ensure that they are performed safely. Our knowledge of induced seismicity in hydrocarbon fields has progressed substantially over the last few years owing to more intensive high-quality instrumentation of oil fields and a continuous effort to understand the phenomenon theoretically. However, much of the available literature is dispersed over a variety of journals and specialized reports. This review aims at providing a first step toward making the current knowledge about induced seismicity in hydrocarbon fields more accessible to a broad audience of scientists.

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  • Chapter 3 Phenomenology of Tsunamis: Statistical Properties from
           Generation to Runup
    • Abstract: 2009
      Publication year: 2009
      Source:Advances in Geophysics, Volume 51

      Observations related to tsunami generation, propagation, and runup are reviewed and described in a phenomenological framework. In the three coastal regimes considered (near-field broadside, near-field oblique, and far field), the observed maximum wave amplitude is associated with different parts of the tsunami wavefield. The maximum amplitude in the near-field broadside regime is most often associated with the direct arrival from the source, whereas in the near-field oblique regime, the maximum amplitude is most often associated with the propagation of edge waves. In the far field, the maximum amplitude is most often caused by the interaction of the tsunami coda that develops during basin-wide propagation and the nearshore response, including the excitation of edge waves, shelf modes, and resonance. Statistical distributions that describe tsunami observations are also reviewed, both in terms of spatial distributions, such as coseismic slip on the fault plane and near-field runup, and temporal distributions, such as wave amplitudes in the far field. In each case, fundamental theories of tsunami physics are heuristically used to explain the observations.

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