Abstract

Equations are presented which permit the calculation of distances, travel times and intensity ratios of seismic rays propagating through a spherical body with concentric layers having velocities which vary linearly with radius. In addition, a method is described which removes the infinite singularities in amplitude generated by second-order discontinuities in the velocity profile. Numerical calculations involving a reasonable upper mantle model show that the standard deviations of the errors for distance, travel time and intensity ratio are 0.0046°, 0.057 sec, and 0.04 dB, respectively. Computation time is short.

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