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Recent advances in rotational seismology

May 1, 2009

Rotational seismology is an emerging field of study concerned with all aspects of rotational motions induced by earthquakes, explosions, and ambient vibrations. Two recent monographs (Teisseyre et al. 2006; Teisseyre et al. 2008) and a Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America special issue on Rotational Seismology and Engineering Applications (Lee, Celebi et al. 2009) are useful starting points. Rotational seismology is of interest to a wide range of disciplines, including various branches of seismology, earthquake engineering, and geodesy, as well as to physicists using Earth-based observatories for detecting gravitational waves generated by astronomical sources. 

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Recent advances in rotational seismology
DOI 10.1785/gssrl.80.3.479
Authors W.H.K. Lee, Heiner Igel, Mihailo Trifunac
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Seismological Research Letters
Series Number
Index ID 70209212
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization