Frank L. Vernon

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A formalism has been developed, using Feynman’s space-time formulation of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics whereby the behavior of a system of interest, which is coupled to other external quantum systems, may be calculated in terms of its own variables only. It is shown that the effect of the external systems in such a formalism can always be included in a(More)
[1] We study the scaling relationships of source parameters and the self-similarity of earthquake spectra by analyzing a cluster of over 400 small earthquakes (ML = 0.5 to 3.4) recorded by the Anza seismic network in southern California. We compute P, S, and preevent noise spectra from each seismogram using a multitaper technique and approximate source and(More)
For most geophysical inverse problems, one solves for an Earth model that minimizes the misfit between the observed data and observational predications determined from forward modeling. However, the solutions to such problems are almost always nonunique, as some of the model parameters are poorly resolved by the data. We have developed a novel form of(More)
In earthquake record analysis we deal with transient non-stationary records corresponding to the seismic waves generated during the rupture process. Dispersive surface waves recorded at seismic stations contain information about the propagation medium, and thus are used to look at the structure of the Earth. Surface wave observations are commonly used to(More)
[1] The primary goal of the Ocean Seismic Network Pilot Experiment (OSNPE) was to learn how to make high quality broadband seismic measurements on the ocean bottom in preparation for a permanent ocean seismic network. The experiment also had implications for the development of a capability for temporary (e.g., 1 year duration) seismic experiments on the(More)
The Campus Earthquake Program (CEP) of the University of California (UC) started in March 1996, and involved a partnership among seven campuses of the UC—Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz—and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The aim of the CEP was to provide University campuses with site-specific(More)