The response of the continental crust- mantle boundary observed on broadband teleseismic receiver functions ( N America).

T. J. Owens, George Zandt

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Abstract

Examines receiver functions from 3 stations (RSCP, RSNY, and RSON in E N America) to illustrate the variability in reponse of the continental 'Moho' and to demonstrate the utility of broadband data in studying these variations. Of particular interest is the clear evidence for frequency-dependence of the amplitudes of converted phases arriving from the crust-mantle boundary. The shear velocity structures for these stations obtained by inverting the radial component of the receiver functions in the time domain indicate that this frequency-dependence is a measure of the 'sharpness' of the crust-mantle boundary region. -after Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-708
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume12
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Earth mantle
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