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Title:Signature of transition zone in tomographic results extracted through eigenfunctions of two-point correlation
Author(s):Balachandar, S.
Subject(s):Tomographic Results
Transition Zone
Two-point Correlation
Abstract:Seismic tomography (Tanimoto 1990, Su & Dziewonski 1991 and Masters et al. 1992) has provided detailed three-dimensional map of the shear wave velocity in the Earth's mantle. These tomographic results when characterized by the radial correlation function (Jordan 1993) shows no signature of the mantle transition zone. The radial correlation function and associated radial correlation length are arbitrary subsets of the entire two-point correlation and therefore here we propose an optimal characterization of the two-point correlation in terms of its eigenfunctions. It is shown that the eigenrepresentation of the tomographic data converges rapidly and that the two most energetic eigenfunctions, which nearly account for 54% of the two-point correlation, clearly reveal the signature of the mantle transition zone. These results on the eigenfunctions support the theory that the present day mantle is partially layered.
Issue Date:1994-09
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 766
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation 94/09
Rights Information:Copyright 1994 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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