Open-File Report 2014–1264
One-dimensional shear-wave velocity (VS ) profiles are presented at 50 strong motion sites in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. The VS profiles are estimated with the spectral analysis of surface waves (SASW) method. The SASW method is a noninvasive method that indirectly estimates the VS at depth from variations in the Rayleigh wave phase velocity at the surface.
First posted January 22, 2015
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Kayen, R.E., Carkin, B.A., Allen, T., Collins, C., McPherson, A., and Minasian, D., 2015, Shear-wave velocity and site-amplification factors for 50 Australian sites determined by the spectral analysis of surface waves method: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1264, 118 p., http:/dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141264.
ISSN 2331-1258 (online)
Analysis of Rayleigh Wave Spectrum
Inversion of the VS Profile
Appendix A. Site Summaries Ordered by USGS Site Identifier