Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Solid Earth, 11, 2015–2030, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-2015-2020
Solid Earth, 11, 2015–2030, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-2015-2020

Research article 09 Nov 2020

Research article | 09 Nov 2020

Using horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios to construct shear-wave velocity profiles

Janneke van Ginkel et al.

Related authors

Development of a country-wide seismic site-response zonation map for the Netherlands
Janneke van Ginkel, Elmer Ruigrok, Jan Stafleu, and Rien Herber
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-252,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-252, 2021
Preprint under review for NHESS
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject area: Crustal structure and composition | Editorial team: Seismics, seismology, geoelectrics, and electromagnetics | Discipline: Seismology
Seismic radiation from wind turbines: observations and analytical modeling of frequency-dependent amplitude decays
Fabian Limberger, Michael Lindenfeld, Hagen Deckert, and Georg Rümpker
Solid Earth, 12, 1851–1864, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1851-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1851-2021, 2021
Short summary
Relocation of earthquakes in the southern and eastern Alps (Austria, Italy) recorded by the dense, temporary SWATH-D network using a Markov chain Monte Carlo inversion
Azam Jozi Najafabadi, Christian Haberland, Trond Ryberg, Vincent F. Verwater, Eline Le Breton, Mark R. Handy, Michael Weber, and the AlpArray and AlpArray SWATH-D working groups
Solid Earth, 12, 1087–1109, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1087-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1087-2021, 2021
Short summary
Seismic noise variability as an indicator of urban mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Santiago metropolitan region, Chile
Javier Ojeda and Sergio Ruiz
Solid Earth, 12, 1075–1085, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1075-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1075-2021, 2021
Short summary
Transversely isotropic lower crust of Variscan central Europe imaged by ambient noise tomography of the Bohemian Massif
Jiří Kvapil, Jaroslava Plomerová, Hana Kampfová Exnerová, Vladislav Babuška, György Hetényi, and AlpArray Working Group
Solid Earth, 12, 1051–1074, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1051-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1051-2021, 2021
Short summary
Evaluating seismic beamforming capabilities of distributed acoustic sensing arrays
Martijn P. A. van den Ende and Jean-Paul Ampuero
Solid Earth, 12, 915–934, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-915-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-915-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Aki, K. and Richards, P. G.: Quantitative Seismology, University Science Book, Sausalito, California, 704 pp., 2002. a, b
Albarello, D. and Lunedei, E.: Combining horizontal ambient vibration components for H/V spectral ratio estimates, Geophys. J. Int., 194, 936–951, 2013. a, b
Arai, H. and Tokimatsu, K.: S-wave velocity profiling by inversion of microtremor H/V spectrum, B. Seismol. Soc. Am., 94, 53–63, 2004. a, b
Arai, H. and Tokimatsu, K.: S-wave velocity profiling by joint inversion of microtremor dispersion curve and horizontal-to-vertical (H/V) spectrum, B. Seismol. Soc. Am., 95, 1766–1778, 2005. a
Bard, P.-Y.: Microtremor measurements: a tool for site effect estimation, The effects of surface geology on seismic motion, The effects of surface geology on seismic motion, 3, 1251–1279, 1999. a
Download
Short summary
Knowledge of subsurface velocities is key to understand how earthquake waves travel through the Earth. We present a method to construct velocity profiles for the upper sediment layer on top of the Groningen field, the Netherlands. Here, the soft-sediment layer causes resonance of seismic waves, and this resonance is used to compute velocities from. Recordings from large earthquakes and the background noise signals are used to derive reliable velocities for the deep sedimentary layer.