Data Services Products: EMC-ak135-f ak135-f velocity model, ak135 full model

Summary

ak135-f is a variant of the ak135 velocity model, Kennett, Engdahl & Buland (1995) , which is obtained by augmenting it with the density and Q model of Montagner & Kennett (1995) .

Description

Name ak135-f
Title ak135-f velocity model, ak135 full model (spherical average)
Type 1-D Reference Earth Model
Sub Type full model
Year 1995
Short Description   ak135-f is a variant of the ak135 velocity model, Kennett, Engdahl & Buland (1995) , which is obtained by augmenting it with the density and Q model of Montagner & Kennett (1995).
Authors:  
Brian L. N. Kennett
Past President, IASPEI
Research School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
E. Robert Engdahl
Past President, IASPEI
Department of Physics
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Raymond Buland
National Earthquake Information Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA
 
Base Model ak135
Referenced by GyPSum , SAW24B16 and as PREM500 by SAW642AN and SAW642ANb
Model Download  
NOTE: according to the model’s website , the upper mantle density model should be treated with caution and may well change with further work. Please check the model’s website for any additional updates.
 
in comma separated value (CSV) file format (AK135F_AVG.csv ) with columns lef to right representing depth (km), density (Mg/km3), P vel (km/s), S vel (km/s), Qκ, and Qμ
 
in IDV CSV file format (AK135_AVG_IDV.csv )
 
Model Homepage rses.anu.edu.au/seismology/ak135/ak135f.html
Depth Coverage 0 to 6371.0 km
Areal Coverage spherical average Earth model
 

ak135-F average model

ak135-F average model

Citation

  • Kennett B.L.N., E.R. Engdahl and R. Buland. 1995. “Constraints on seismic velocities in the earth from travel times” Geophys. J. Int. 122:108-124.
  • Trabant, C., A. R. Hutko, M. Bahavar, R. Karstens, T. Ahern and R. Aster (2012), Data products at the IRIS DMC: stepping-stones for research and other application, Seismological Research Letters, 83(6), 846:854. doi: 10.1785/0220 120032

Reference

  • Montagner J.P. & Kennett B.L.N. 1995. “How to reconcile body-wave and normal-mode reference Earth models?” Geophys. J. Int. 125:229-248.

Credits

  • B.L.N. Kennett, E.R. Engdahl and R. Buland

DOI

doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1995.tb03540.x

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