abstract

This report consists of a summary of the studies conducted on the subject of short-period (6.0-0.3 sec period) noise over a period of approximately three years. Information from deep-hole and surface arrays was used in an attempt to determine the types of waves of which the noise is composed. The theoretical behavior of higher-mode Rayleigh waves and of body waves as measured by surface and deep-hole arrays is described. Both surface and body waves are shown to exist in the noise. Surface waves generally predominate at the longer periods (of the period range discussed) while body waves appear at the shorter periods at quiet sites. Not all the data could be interpreted to define the wave types present.

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