An accurate modeling of background seismic noise is important to modern seismology in several respects, such as the identification of the best sites for permanent seismic stations, which see noise as a major nuisance; the definition of baselines for automatic detection of station malfunctioning; the definition of the instrumental requirements necessary to correctly record the lowest noises on Earth; and the burgeoning field of passive seismology, which uses noise as a source to explore the interior of the Earth. While a number of scientists have recently approached the study of defining the Earth seismic noise curve using statistics with various...

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