USArray Phase-Velocity Maps USANT12

The phase-velocity model USANT12 describes fundamental-mode Love and Rayleigh wave propagation across western and central USA in the period range 5 to 40 seconds. The phase-velocity maps were derived from a large number of observed inter-station noise-correlation functions collected from pairs of USArray seismographic stations during the years 2006-2012 using the method of Aki (1957) and Ekstrom et al. (2009).

The maps are published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters:
Ekstrom, G., Love and Rayleigh phase-velocity maps, 5-40 s, of the western and central USA from USArray data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. (2013),

This research was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation by grant EAR-0952285.

Links to data sets and phase-velocity maps