In the early 1950s microseisms, with characteristic amplitudes of several micro- meters, were considered insignificant relative to powerful destructive earthquakes. They were understood to be ise, as natural fluctuations, t carrying any in- formation and distorting recordings on seismograms. Intensive investigations over subsequent decades have shown, however, that microseisins are only a single facet of a huge complex of phemena comprising cyclone movement over oceans, sea roughness, infrasound, geomagnetic micropulsations, terrestial of these phemena proved to be confined in time currents, etc. The source and space, whereas their effects propagated over global distances. This could be interpreted as a case of natural remote sensing . It should be mentioned that all of the evidence gathered in the last few decades supports the theory of M. S. Longuet-Higgins published in 1950. The author has been engaged in problems of microseisms since 1955 and is deeply convinced that these phemena are t only of theoretical interest but may also find practical application in meteorology, ocealogy, navigation and other areas. She hopes. that this book will stimulate further research as well as new approaches to practical problems.
Valentina N. Tabulevich
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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Research Reports in Physics
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