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Synchronization and Triggering: from Fracture to Earthquake Processes

Valerio de Rubeis

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2010, 2010
ISBN 10: 364212299X / ISBN 13: 9783642122996
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Title: Synchronization and Triggering: from ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2010

Publication Date: 2010

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Neuware - Processes of synchronization and interaction play a very special role in different physical problems concerning the dynamics of the Earth's interior; they are of particular importance in the study of seismic phenomena, and their complexity is strongly affected by the variety of geological structures and inhomogeneities of the medium that hamper the course of these processes and their intensity. The attempt to tackle these problems is a great challenge from experimental, observational and theoretical point of view. We present in this Monograph the theoretical and experimental results achieved in the frame of the European Project 'Triggering and synchronization of seismic/ acoustic events by weak external forcing as a sign of approaching the critical point' (INTAS Ref. Nr 05-1000008-7889); in this Project, which was inspired by Professor Tamaz Chelidze, our aim was to give grounds for better understanding and interpretation of dynamical interactive processes of physical elds, both found in the laboratory experiments as well as in eld observations. One of the leading problems - related to synchronization and interaction of different physical elds in fracture processes concerns triggering and initiation of rupture and displa- ments within the Earth interior. From this point of view, the results from laboratory studies on synchronization and interaction and those found and involved in eld observations, helped to improve the theoretical background. Reversely, some of the presented new theoretical approaches have served to stimulate laboratory and eld studies. 363 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783642122996

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Synopsis: This monograph contains experimental and theoretical considerations on synchronization and triggering in laboratory fracture experiments and in earthquake processes. Non-linear dynamics and the physics of rotational motions reveal such ordering in geophysical processes and observed time series. Presented experiments with electromagnetic and mechanical forcing show synchronization of the slip instabilities observed as acoustic burst emissions. New observational results, based on a net of broadband seismic stations, indicate the hidden periodicities and multiple coherence effects in the low frequency microseismic oscillations observed tens of hours before the earthquakes. These results are supported by observational evidence on synchronization between shear oscillations and rotation motions in microseismic fields before earthquakes occur.

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