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Earth, Planets and Space

, Volume 58, Issue 11, pp 1455–1462

First Online: 25 December 2006Received: 20 May 2005Revised: 23 June 2006Accepted: 26 June 2006

Abstract

Shear-wave velocities VS have been widely used for the site characterization of earthquake ground motion. We report here our investigation of the S-wave velocity structures of Chia-Yi City, Taiwan using the array records of microtremors at seven sites. The dispersion curves at these sites were first calculated using the F-K method proposed by Capon 1969; the S-wave velocity structures in Chia-Yi City were then estimated by employing the surface wave inversion technique Herrmann, 1991. At frequencies lower than about 1 Hz, the propagation directions are concentrated in the northwest and southwest quadrants. The generation of these may be attributed to the ocean waves of the Taiwan Strait. The harder site CBA has higher phase velocities, while the softer sites CWB, SHP and YRU have lower phase velocities, especially at frequencies between 1 and 5 Hz. The shallow velocity structures 0–1,500 m can be roughly divided into four to five layers. The depth of the alluvium gradually increases from east to west and from north to south.

Key wordsShear-wave velocity microtremor F-K method surface wave inversion technique  Download to read the full article text



Author: Huey-Chu Huang - Cheng-Feng Wu

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