Influence of Embedded Inhomogeneities on the Spectral Ratio of the Horizontal Components of a Random Field of Rayleigh Waves

A. A. Tsukanov, A. V. Gorbatnikov

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Abstract

Study of the statistical parameters of the Earth’s random microseismic field makes it possible to obtain estimates of the properties and structure of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Different approaches are used to observe and process the microseismic records, which are divided into several groups of passive seismology methods. Among them are the well-known methods of surface-wave tomography, the spectral H/V ratio of the components in the surface wave, and microseismic sounding, currently under development, which uses the spectral ratio V/V0 of the vertical components between pairs of spatially separated stations. In the course of previous experiments, it became clear that these ratios are stable statistical parameters of the random field that do not depend on the properties of microseism sources. This paper proposes to expand the mentioned approach and study the possibilities for using the ratio of the horizontal components H1/H2 of the microseismic field. Numerical simulation was used to study the influence of an embedded velocity inhomogeneity on the spectral ratio of the horizontal components of the random field of fundamental Rayleigh modes, based on the concept that the Earth’s microseismic field is represented by these waves in a significant part of the frequency spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalAcoustical Physics
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • horizontal components
  • microseismic field
  • microseismic sounding method
  • Rayleigh waves
  • spectral ratio

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