Iterative deconvolution and receiver-function estimation

Juan Pablo Ligorría, Charles J. Ammon

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We describe and apply an iterative, time-domain deconvolution approach to receiver-function estimation and illustrate the reliability and advantages of the technique using synthetic- and observation-based examples. The iterative technique is commonly used in earthquake time-function studies and offers several advantages in receiver-function analysis such as intuitively stripping the largest receiver-function arrivals from the observed seismograms first and then the details; long-period stability by a priori constructing the deconvolution as a sum of Gaussian pulses; and easy generalization to allow multiwaveform deconvolution for a single receiver-function estimate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1400
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics


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