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Title: A waveform detector that targets template–decorrelated signals and achieves its predicted performance, Part I: Demonstration with IMS data

Here, waveform correlation detectors used in seismic monitoring scan multichannel data to test two competing hypotheses: that data contain (1) a noisy, amplitude-scaled version of a template waveform, or, (2) only noise. In reality, seismic wavefields include signals triggered by non-target sources (background seismicity) and targets signals that are only partially correlated with the waveform template.
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-20786; LA-UR-16-24518
Journal ID: ISSN 0037-1106
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal ID: ISSN 0037-1106
Seismological Society of America
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
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