Abstract

Spectral response is developed from principal portions of a record of ground displacement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, resulting from the SALMON event, Project DRIBBLE, an underground nuclear explosion near Baxterville, Mississippi in October 1964. No acceleration records are available for Hattiesburg. As a part of the study it was found that peak response in the important short-period range could be reasonably estimated using as little as one second of selected motion from the entire record, and that a simple stochastic model of this key portion of the ground motion essentially duplicated the peak response.

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