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


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.

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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