A unique seismic and hydroacoustic experiment involving large-scale underwater chemical explosions has been conducted in the Dead Sea, thanks to its rare, unequaled setting. The collaborative efforts of several groups provided this creative, cost-efficient venture, improving monitoring and verification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in the Middle East. The explosions were realized by the Seismology Division of the Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII). This experiment is part of the research on “Improvements in Monitoring the CTBT in the Middle East by the Israel Seismic Network”, which is funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide...
Research Article|March 01, 2001
Dead Sea Seismic Calibration Experiment Contributes to CTBT Monitoring
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Yefim Gitterman, Avi Shapira; Dead Sea Seismic Calibration Experiment Contributes to CTBT Monitoring. Seismological Research Letters ; 72 (2): 159–170. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.72.2.159
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