Inversion of surface waves for determination of the local velocity structure of the Former Soviet Semipalatinsk Nuclear test site is under way. The DSWA/DOE/NNC collaboration will continue this summer with a dedicated, 100 ton calibration explosion at tunnel 214 in the Degelen Mountain massif. The explosion will be fully tamped and is to be followed by an untamped 100 ton explosion in another drift of tunnel 214 in FY 99. Near source and regional seismic instrumentation will be augmented with CORRTEX and shock measurements within the explosive and out to 45-m range. Infrasound sensors will also be deployed at near source and regional seismic stations.
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Phillips, W.S., D.C. Pearson, C.L. Edwards and B.W. Stump, Microseismicity induced by a controlled, mine collapse at White Pine, Michigan, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci, 34, no. 3-4, paper no. 00246, 1997.