abstract

Spectrograms of underwater seismic noise between 0.2 and 2.0 cps from the bottom of relatively shallow ice-covered seas show a line structure which indicates that vertical resonances occur within layers bounded at depth by the Mohorovičić discontinuity. The line structure appears with most clarity when recognizable transients are excluded. Under these quasi-stationary noise conditions, measurements of pressure spectra indicate that the seismic noise of the observed level can be generated by a vertical bobbing of the ice field as a whole.

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