Synthetic seismograms - the Rayleigh waves modal summation

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G.F. Panza


From the latest developments of algorithms for the computation of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of Rayleigh waves for flat layered anelastic models of the Earth, it is possible to construct, with highly satisfactory efficiency and accuracy, "complete" synthetic seismograms also at high frequencies. Examples are given both for continental and oceanic structural models made up of 70 layers and more and extending to depths of about 1,100 km.

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Panza, G. (1985). Synthetic seismograms - the Rayleigh waves modal summation. Journal of Geophysics, 58(1), 125-145. Retrieved from


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