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Autori: Tkalčić, Hrvoje; Kennett, B.L.N.; Cormier, V.F.
Naslov: On the inner-outer core density contrast from PKiKP/PcP amplitude ratios and uncertainties caused by seismic noise
Izvornik: Geophysical journal international (0956-540X) 179 (2009), 1; 425-443
Vrsta rada: članak
Ključne riječi: time-series analysis • composition of the core; body waves; wave propagation
The inner core boundary (ICB) of the earth is characterized by a discontinuous change in elastic properties between the liquid outer and solid inner core. In the ray theory approximation, a measure of the density contrast at the ICB is given by the amplitude ratio of P waves reflected from the core–mantle boundary (CMB ; PcP waves) and the ICB (PKiKP waves), since that ratio conveniently appears in an explicit form in the transmission/reflection coefficient equations. The results for inner–outer core density contrast derived from direct amplitude picks of these waves in the time domain have varied significantly among different authors. The transmission/reflection coefficients on the liquid–solid and solid–liquid boundaries derived from ground displacements enable a direct comparison between the amplitude measurements on displacement seismograms in the time domain and theoretical values. A new approach is proposed and applied to integrate effects of microseismic and signal-generated noise with the amplitude measurements, thus providing a direct maximal uncertainty measure. To suppress the effects of varying radiation pattern and distinctively different ray paths at longer epicentral distances, this new method was applied to high-quality arrivals of PcP and PKiKP waves from a nuclear explosion observed at epicentral distances 10°–20° from recording stations. The resulting uncertainties are high precluding precise estimates of the ICB density contrast, but provide a robust estimate of an upper bound from body waves of about 1100 kg m−3. Median values of two amplitude ratios observed around 17° epicentral distance indicate a small density contrast of 200–300 kg m−3 and suggest the existence of zones of suppressed density contrast between the inner and the outer core, a density contrast stronger than 5000 kg m−3 at the CMB, or a combination of both.
Projekt / tema: 119-1193086-1315
Izvorni jezik: ENG
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04294.x
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