Source Depth of Burial Experiment at Balapan


Near source body and surface wave amplitudes are plotted as a function of slant range. It is interesting to note that the 300 meter explosion exhibits the smallest amplitudes of the three 25 ton explosions. The 5 ton test explosion plots at almost over a factor of 10 below any of the 25 ton explosions. This is expected in the case of surface waves, but is not in the case of body waves. Empirical Green's function test results for the 50,300, and 550 meter deep tests show increasing corner frequency with depth as expected using a Mueller-Murphy source model.



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