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Source and Path Corrections, Feature Selection, and Outlier Detection Applied to Regional Events from Asia

Hans E. Hartse , W.S. Phillips, G.E. Randall, and Steven R. Taylor

Geophysics Group (EES-11), Los Alamos National Laboratory


Background

In support of the U.S. Ground-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (GNEM) R&D efforts, one primary research objective is to enhance discrimination capabilities between explosions and earthquakes. Our initial emphasis has been on western Asia. Below we review our efforts on basic discrimination, source and path corrections to improve discriminant performance, and multivariate techniques that allow us to statistically combine discriminants.


Introduction
 
Basic Discrimination
 
Source and Path Correction
 
Spatial Path Corrections:
 
A. Single Parameter
 
B. Multiple Parameter
 
C. Empirical Path Corrections
 
Combining Discriminants
 
Summary and Publications


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