Abstract

As the second part of a series study attempting to present a new method of seismogram synthesis for the irregular multi-layered media problems, the present article is devoted to discussing the aspects of the implementation of our new formulation developed earlier in part I of this series study (Chen, 1990). In this article, we have verified the validity of the formulation by comparing our numerical results with the existing analytical solutions for the scattering problem of a semi-circular canyon, and have shown its applicability by computing the synthetic seismograms for several selected irregular multi-layered media cases. Finally, applying our algorithm to the Whittier-Narrows earthquake of 1987, we have successfully interpreted the observed records.

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