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The Seismic Analysis Code : A Primer and User's Guide, Hardback Book


The Seismic Analysis Code (SAC) is one of the most widely used analysis packages for regional and teleseismic seismic data.

For the first time, this book provides users at introductory and advanced levels with a complete guide to SAC.

It leads new users of SAC through the steps of learning basic commands, describes the SAC processing philosophy, and presents its macro language in full, supported throughout with example inputs and outputs from SAC.

For more experienced practitioners, the book describes SAC's many hidden features, including advanced graphics aspects, its file structure, how to write independent programs to access and create files, and much more.

Tutorial exercises engage users with newly acquired skills, providing data and code to implement the standard methods of teleseismic shear-wave splitting and receiver function analysis.

Methodical and authoritative, this is a key resource for researchers and graduate students in global seismology, earthquake seismology and geophysics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 183 pages, 7 Tables, black and white; 9 Plates, color; 32 Halftones, unspecified; 9 Halftones, color
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Geophysics
  • ISBN: 9781107045453



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