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  AGU: Seismology Section Home page
The Seismology Section is concerned with the study of the Earth's internal structure, its deep interior and dynamics, how the Earth was formed, and the physical phenomena that cause earthquakes.
Seismology attracts considerable public interest and support because of its contributions to society in mitigating earthquake hazards, monitoring nuclear explosions both for military intelligence and arms control, and finding oil.
Now that seismology is a data-based science, modern seismology has many opportunities for people who take an analytical approach to the geophysical sciences, such as those skilled in classical physics, applied mathematics, time series analysis, and computer sciences.
seismology.agu.org   (210 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for seismology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
seismology SEISMOLOGY [seismology], scientific study of earthquakes and related phenomena, including the propagation of waves and shocks on or within the earth by natural or artificially generated seismic signals.
Because of his study of earthquakes, he is sometimes called the founder of seismology.
In seismology, waves moving though the earth are caused by the propagation of a disturbance
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=seismology   (591 words)

 Seismology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seismology (from the Greek seismos = earthquake and logos = word) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the movement of waves through the Earth.
Various attempts have been made by seismologists and others to create effective systems for precise earthquake predictions, including the VAN method.
Such methods have yet to be generally accepted in the seismology community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seismology   (539 words)

 Jesuits in Seismology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The contribution to seismology of the Society of Jesus as an institution through its colleges and universities and of its members as individual scientists forms an important chapter of the history of this science, especially in the early years of its development.
The character of seismology as a public service to mitigate the destructive effects of earthquakes was another influential factor.
Travel times of seismic waves, the constitution of the interior of the Earth, and the nature of microseisms and their relation to atmospheric storms were a few of the topics of his research papers.
www.jesuitsinscience.org /Newsletter97/seismology.htm   (962 words)

 U.S. Educational Seismology Network
The initiative is built on the premise that educational seismology offers a special opportunity for capturing a student's innate curiosity for natural phenomena in the world around them and that this curiosity can be used as a platform from which a wealth of fundamental principles of physics and earth sciences can be taught.
Seismology can be used as a 'hook' and a starting point for teaching fundamental concepts and skills through investigation of real scientific problems with real data.
Among the current educational seismology programs, the mechanisms for contributing data to and maintaining a data archive are highly heterogeneous, often cumbersome and frequently reliant on manual methods of data transmission and archiving.
www.indiana.edu /~usesn/text/usesn.html   (8570 words)

 Amazon.com: Seismology: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Seismology is the science that studies these waves and what they...
CHA PTE R Introduction Seismology is the scientific study of mechanical vibrations of the Earth.
Seismology is the study of the generation, propagation,...
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&index=books&field-keywords=Seismology&page=1   (684 words)

 Amazon.com: Seismology: Books: Hugh Doyle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Seismology is an important branch of earth science and geophysics, providing most of our knowledge of the structure of the Earth and is used in investigations of the sub-surface, being essential in the modern exploration for oil and gas, an area In which most seismotegists are employed.
The study of earthquakes is a fascinating subject both for the professional and the fayperson, and has increasing importance as populations expand and spread.
Seismology continues to grow and become more sophisticated with the development of better instruments and surveys, and the impact of the computer.
www.amazon.com /Seismology-Hugh-Doyle/dp/0471948691   (671 words)

 Research: Research Groups - Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics - Scripps UCSD
Scientists at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics are at the forefront of both experimental and theoretical seismology.
Building on our traditional strengths in normal mode seismology and inverse theory, IGPP seismologists have been leaders in the effort to develop three-dimensional models of the structure of Earth's mantle and core.
Other research topics include applying stacking techniques to image seismic discontinuities in the upper mantle, developing new methods to improve the accuracy of earthquake locations, realtime analysis and presentation of seismic data, and experiments and research to assist in the monitoring of nuclear test ban treaties.
www.igpp.ucsd.edu /research/seismology/index.html   (224 words)

 AGU Elections: Seismology
The application of techniques developed in exploration seismology to the Earth's deep interior together with the data being delivered under the Earthscope initiative promise images of unprecedented clarity, with the potential to resolve long-standing issues in geodynamics.
The general public clearly understands this and that seismology's continuing vitality is in everyone's best interest; yet current funding and projected funding prospects indicate that seismology faces immense challenges.
For seismology at least, the AGU Fall Meeting is in danger of growing unmanageably large.
www.agu.org /elections/ballot/seism.html   (1056 words)

 Seismology at the U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Structural seismology is the study of Earth's interior using seismic waves from earthquake sources.
The tools of structural seismology are also used in the search for natural resources, such as oil and gas.
The structural seismology group at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities began in the summer of 2003 and has active projects investigating scattering in the crust and uppermost mantle, seismic structure of Canadian lithosphere, detailed imaging of the lowermost mantle and core-mantle boundary and a search for chemical discontinuities in the mid-mantle.
www.geo.umn.edu /orgs/seismo   (130 words)

 Reflection seismology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reflection seismology or seismic reflection is a branch of seismology that uses reflected seismic waves to produce images of the Earth's subsurface.
Reflection seismology is extensively used in exploration for hydrocarbons (i.e., petroleum, natural gas) and other resources as coal, ores and minerals, geothermal.
In the case of reflection seismology, the experimental data are recorded seismograms, and the desired result is a model of the structure and physical properties of the Earth's crust.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reflection_seismology   (2903 words)

 12. IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Volcano Seismology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The fundamental aim of the Commission is to promote quantitative volcano seismology as a tool to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of explosive volcanoes and improve our ability to predict their behavior.
Another Special Symposium on Volcano Seismology was held at the 29th General Assembly of IASPEI in Thessaloniki, Greece, on August 18-28, 1997.
A Symposium on New Methods and Future Trends in Volcano Seismology is under consideration for the 1999 IUGG meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
www.iavcei.org /Seismology.htm   (1310 words)

 Quake: Seismology
Seismology is the study of earthquakes and the Earth using seismic waves.
From recordings of earthquake-generated waves, information about the earthquake source may be derived, including its magnitude, location, time of occurrence, depth, and its orientation and movement on the fault.
The related field of strong motion seismology uses waves from large earthquakes to study the earthquake source in detail, predict the strength of future shaking, establish safer building codes and improve seismic engineering design.
quake.wr.usgs.gov /research/seismology/index.html   (625 words)

 BU Libraries | Research Guide | Seismology
In the broadest sense, Seismology is the study of earthquakes.
This guide is designed to be a finding aid for information related to Seismology targeted toward Boston University faculty, staff, and students.
This website from the Seismology Research Center (SRC) provides earthquake basics, earthquake news, and current research activities at the SRC.
www.bu.edu /library/guides/seismology.html   (588 words)

 NORSAR Seismology
The seismology section at NORSAR comprises two distinct activity areas, one related to earthquakes and the other related to verification of the treaty against nuclear testing.
The NORSAR seismology staff maintains a close cooperation with internationally acknowledged institutions, and research results are regularly published in project reports and in international professional journals.
In the field of nuclear test-ban verification, NORSAR scientists maintain a continuous dialog with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations organization in Vienna, and with advanced international research centres that have long term commitments in the same area.
www.norsar.no /seismology   (218 words)

 Earthquake Hazards Program: An Interview with Sir Harold Jeffreys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The reduction of reports on the less studied phases is a serious loss; these are precisely those that may lead to more knowledge about the structure of the Earth.
Many of the great advances in seismology have been made by "special studies" in which the research worker collects the original records from the stations and reads them himself.
He was mainly a geologist and claimed that he was not really interested in seismology.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/seismology/people/int_jeffreys.html   (1643 words)

 United States Educational Seismology Network
The U.S. Educational Seismology Network (USESN) is a newly formed educational coalition that operates under the auspices of IRIS's Education and Outreach program.
The USESN seeks to (1) promote the installation and effective use of educational seismographs and seismic data; (2) disseminate high-quality curricular materials and educational services that promote the use of seismology in science education; and (3) provide an organizational framework for coordination and advocacy of educational seismology across the country.
The coalition's broad goals are summarized in a 'white paper', entitled "Shaking Up America's Classroom: A Vision for Educational Seismology in the United States", which summarizes the mission, vision, and goals of the consortium, as well as an ambitious list of needs for the educational seismology community.
www.indiana.edu /~usesn/workshop/overview.html   (495 words)

 Hollow Planets Seismology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The purpose of this page is to demonstrate a number of most amazing things about seismology to the Reader in the clearest and simplest manner possible.
Scientists know that most lava is slightly radioactive and they believe it is produced either by decaying radium (decayed uranium) or through stresses in the crust.
But nowhere in modern geology or seismology will you see them saying the Earth is a ball of molten lava.
www.hollowplanets.com /journal/seismic01.asp   (3285 words)

Not only earthquake seismology owes much to Jesuit research, but even more indebted is the field of seismic prospecting, now 60 years old which claims as one of its chief authorities and organizers, Daniel Linehan, S.J. who first put the theories of shallow refraction into practice.
In the United States the entry of Jesuits into seismology owes its origin to a Jesuit Physics teacher at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, Frederick Odenbach (1857-1933) who conceived the idea of creating a Jesuit network of seismographic stations across North America which would report to the International Center in Strasbourg.
One measure of the contribution of Jesuits in seismology is given by the number of Jesuit stations, which became part of the World Wide Standard Network (WWSSN) established in 1962.
www.faculty.fairfield.edu /jmac/sj/geophysics.htm   (2661 words)

 Seismology Job Postings : IRIS
Professional requirements are a strong background in theoretical seismology, strong computational skills, and some familiarity with teleseismic or active source seismic data processing.
The Department of Seismology at the Institute of Physics of the Globe of Paris invites applications for a postdoctoral research position.
This position is to support Reflection Seismology and other Geophysics faculty in the Department of Geosciences related to computational activities in their ongoing research, teaching and service, including computer system administration of a diverse array of computers and file servers, multiple operating systems, and multiple commercial, academic and private software applications.
www.iris.edu /services/jobs.htm   (8332 words)

 Exploration Seismology - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first part of the book looks at the history of exploration seismology and the theory - developed from the first principles of physics.
The book is designed to give a comprehensive up-to-date picture of the applications of seismology.
Exploration Seismology's comprehensiveness makes it suitable as a text for undergraduate courses for geologists, geophysicists and engineers, as well as a guide and reference work for practising professionals.
www.cambridge.org /aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521462827   (305 words)

 SSA Seismology Resources for Teachers
The Society also sponsors a national meeting in the spring of each year and a meeting of the society's Eastern Section in the fall.
Suggestions for "first-time-users" of seismology materials and some information on how to obtain copies of the resources listed here are given at the end of this brochure.
Seismology, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, U.K., 218 pp., 1995.
www.purdue.edu /eas/external_relations/seismology_resources.html   (4901 words)

 CIG - Report on the CIG/IRIS Workshop on Computational Seismology
A one-day CIG/IRIS Workshop on Computational Seismology was held on June 8, 2005, prior to the annual IRIS workshop.
A principal job of the Seismology Working Group is to establish and oversee a number of Seismology Task Groups whose role it is to implement specific seismology priorities within the context of CIG.
The Seismology Working Group is tasked with working toward the completion of these goals.
www.geodynamics.org:8080 /cig/workinggroups/seismo/workarea/report   (1323 words)

 Earthquake Seismology Links: Geosciences, Virginia Tech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
IRIS is a consortium of universities and other institutions which supports earth science research in the U.S. and around the world.
PDF "one pagers" which are mini-tutorials on various aspects of earthquake seismology.
Six of the seven slides in the loop are on seismology, and they include seismicity maps ranging from global to regional.
www.geol.vt.edu /resources/seismology.html   (471 words)

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