Geophysics Today: A Survey of the Field as the Journal Celebrates its 75th Anniversary
“In celebration of the 75th year of publication, the Geophysics editorial team invited a collection of papers written by well-recognized experts in various areas of exploration geophysics. These invited papers not only form part of the present book, but they also appear in the September-October 2010 special section of the journal. Geophysics Today: A Survey of the Field as the Journal Celebrates its 75th Anniversary complements this special section with an additional group of papers, drawn from Geophysics during the recent past, that addresses areas the invited articles did not. The result is a snapshot of the state-ofthe- art in the field as Geophysics passes its three-quarter-century mark. This book is Geophysical References Series No. 16.”
Engineering and Environmental Geophysics: Surface-wave analysis for building near-surface velocity models — Established approaches and new perspectives
Published:January 01, 2010
Laura Valentina Socco, Sebastiano Foti, Daniele Boiero, 2010. "Engineering and Environmental Geophysics: Surface-wave analysis for building near-surface velocity models — Established approaches and new perspectives", Geophysics Today: A Survey of the Field as the Journal Celebrates its 75th Anniversary, Sergey Fomel
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Today, surface-wave analysis is widely adopted for building near-surface S-wave velocity models. The surface-wave method is under continuous and rapid evolution, also thanks to the lively scientific debate among different disciplines, and interest in the technique has increased significantly during the last decade. A comprehensive review of the literature in the main scientific journals provides historical perspective, methodological issues, applications, and most-promising recent approaches. Higher modes in the inversion and retrieval of lateral variations are dealt with in great detail, and the current scientific debate on these topics is reported. A best-practices guideline is also outlined.