Receiver structure from teleseisms: Autocorrelation and cross correlation

Weijia Sun*, B. L.N. Kennett

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    We present a way of characterizing the structure beneath a seismic station, by exploiting stacked correlograms of three-component records from teleseismic events. This seismic daylight imaging approach exploits the extraction of reflection and conversion information from teleseismic coda via tensor autocorrelation. The approach is illustrated for a number of Australian stations in a variety of tectonic environments using hundreds of teleseismic events, to extract P and S reflectivity and converted Ps and Sp information. The results show a very good agreement with prior knowledge across Australia. Compared with the classical receiver function, the broader-frequency band of 0.5–4.0 Hz provides additional information on finer-scale structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6234-6242
    Number of pages9
    JournalGeophysical Research Letters
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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