A Breviary of Seismic Tomography: Imaging the Interior of the Earth and Sun

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9780511984709: A Breviary of Seismic Tomography: Imaging the Interior of the Earth and Sun

This is the first textbook to cover the essential aspects of the topic at a level accessible to students. While focusing on applications in solid earth geophysics, the book also includes excursions into helioseismology, thereby highlighting the strong affinity between the two fields. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to seismic tomography, including the basic theory of wave propagation, the ray and Born approximations required for interpretation of amplitudes, and travel times and phases. It considers observational features while also providing practical recommendations for implementing numerical models. Written by one of the leaders in the field, and containing numerous student exercises, this textbook is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It is also an invaluable guide for seismology research practitioners in geophysics and astronomy. Solutions to the exercises and accompanying tomographic software and documentation can be accessed online from www.cambridge.org/9780521882446.

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'What I consider very valuable in this book are the many exercises for students and, in particular, the references to software repositories, which help students improving their understanding of tomography and practitioners analyzing their data.… This very readable and inspiring book has brought my knowledge and understanding of this very interesting research field to a higher level. … this book should be on the shelves of every seismology student and every practitioner of global seismic tomography.' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

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This textbook presents essential features of seismic tomography for both advanced students and research practitioners. It highlights the affinity between applications in helioseismology and solid earth geophysics, and considers observational aspects while also providing practical recommendations for implementing numerical models. Student exercises, online solutions and other web resources are included.

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