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A comparison between a downhole seismometer and a seismometer on the ocean floor

Jerry A. Carter, F. K. Duennebier and D. M. Hussong
A comparison between a downhole seismometer and a seismometer on the ocean floor
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (April 1984) 74 (2): 763-772

Abstract

We have compared the signal and noise characteristics of a downhole seismometer and a nearby (within 200 cm) ocean bottom seismometer in the deep ocean (5.5 km). Absolute noise levels and signal-to-noise ratios from the two instruments are remarkably similar. We attribute this unexpected similarity to the shallow emplacement depth of the downhole instrument (194 m subbottom) and the soft sediment into which it was clamped.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 74
Serial Issue: 2
Title: A comparison between a downhole seismometer and a seismometer on the ocean floor
Affiliation: Univ. Hawaii, Hawaii Inst. Geophys., Honolulu, HI, United States
Pages: 763-772
Published: 198404
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 13
Accession Number: 1984-049090
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
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