Detection of atmospheric nuclear explosions: the infrasound component of the International Monitoring System

Citation
Dr. Christie et al., Detection of atmospheric nuclear explosions: the infrasound component of the International Monitoring System, KERNTECHNIK, 66(3), 2001, pp. 96-101
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Nuclear Emgineering
Journal title
KERNTECHNIK
ISSN journal
0932-3902 → ACNP
Volume
66
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
96 - 101
Database
ISI
SICI code
0932-3902(200105)66:3<96:DOANET>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
The infrasound component of the International Monitoring System (IMS) for C omprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty verification will consist of 60 array stations distributed as uniformly as possible over the surface of the globe . This network will be far larger and more sensitive than any other previou sly, operated infrasound network. In this paper, we discuss the design and performance characteristics of this monitoring network and the current stat us of the site survey and installation programs. A brief review of signific ant developments in infrasound monitoring technology in the last few years is also presented along with a summary of the various areas where data from this unique global network is likely to be of value to the scientific comm unity.