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Seismometer Self-Noise and Measuring Methods

January 1, 2014

Seismometer self-noise is usually not considered when selecting and using seismic waveform data in scientific research as it is typically assumed that the self-noise is negligibly small compared to seismic signals. However, instrumental noise is part of the noise in any seismic record, and in particular, at frequencies below a few mHz, the instrumental noise has a frequency-dependent character and may dominate the noise. When seismic noise itself is considered as a carrier of information, as in seismic interferometry (e.g., Chaput et al. 2012), it becomes extremely important to estimate the contribution of instrumental noise to the recordings.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Seismometer Self-Noise and Measuring Methods
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_175-1
Authors Adam T. Ringler, R. Sleeman, Charles R. Hutt, Lind S. Gee
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70155023
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center

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