Three dimensional seismic structure beneath Australia: the SKIPPY Project

Over the five year period from May 1993 to April 1998 the Seismology Group at the Research School of Earth Sciences was engaged on a major project in observational seismology with the object of mapping the three-dimensional structure beneath the Australian continent. The project exploits the information on seismograms recorded at sites in Australia from earthquakes lying in the major earthquake belt to the north and east of the continent. Suitable events are quite frequent in the zone of seismicity which extends from Indonesia, through New Guinea to Fiji and then down through Tonga and New Zealand. Each of these earthquakes generate a number of different types of waves which travel through the Earth to the recording stations and acquire during their passage information about the seismic velocities along their path from source to receiver.
Type
Activity
Activity Type
Project
Access Privileges
Seismology Group
Title
Three dimensional seismic structure beneath Australia: the SKIPPY Project
Abbreviated Title
SKIPPY
Brief Description
This project was initiated to capture the seismicity of Australia
Full Description
Over the five year period from May 1993 to April 1998 the Seismology Group at the Research School of Earth Sciences was engaged on a major project in observational seismology with the object of mapping the three-dimensional structure beneath the Australian continent. The project exploits the information on seismograms recorded at sites in Australia from earthquakes lying in the major earthquake belt to the north and east of the continent. Suitable events are quite frequent in the zone of seismicity which extends from Indonesia, through New Guinea to Fiji and then down through Tonga and New Zealand. Each of these earthquakes generate a number of different types of waves which travel through the Earth to the recording stations and acquire during their passage information about the seismic velocities along their path from source to receiver.
Contact Email
hrvoje.tkalcic@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Research School of Earth Sciences The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200, Australia Ph: +61 2 6125 3213
Website Address
http://rses.anu.edu.au/seismology/Expt/skippy97/skippy.new.html; https://auspass.edu.au/networks/skippy.html; https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/7B_1993
Fields of Research
040407 - Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Keywords
Earthquake Seismology; Earth Structure; Geophysics
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University