Saint Louis University Earthquake CenterThe following PDFs are from the collection of R. B. Herrmann. The first set of papers by Lamb, Lapwood and Nakano were distributed by William Stauder suring a course on Elastic Wave Theory and Advanced Seismology. The Lamb and Lapwood papers discuss the nature of seismograms through contour integration. The Nakano theory discusses radiation patterns from various combinations of couples. This paper was the basis for the debate on single-couple and double-couple source machanisms, which was eventually resolved by studies on dislocation theory by Maruyama (1964) and Burridge and Knopoff (19XX).
The paper by Anatoli Levshin and Zena Yanson (1971) was translated by R. B. Herrmann in 1972 and formed the basis of his Ph.D. Dissertation.
- H. Lamb, On the propagation of tremors over the surface of an elastic solid, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) A, vol 203, pp. 1-42, 1904.
- Seismology in St. Louis University, J. B. Goesse, S.J., and G. E. Rueppel, S.J. Bulletin of St. Louis University Vol VII, No. 5, 1911, pp 4-53. This presents the theory of the Wiechert seismograph, travel time tables, calculation of epicentral distances, and observations for the year 1910.
- Seismology in St. Louis University. Part II. Bulletin of St. Louis University Vol VIII, No. 1, 1912, pp 56-93. Earthquake location using the methods of Galitzin, Klotz and Geiger lest squares method, adapted from Dr. L. Geiger, Herdbestimmung bei Erdbeben aus den Ankunftszeiten,Goettingen, 1910; also includes tracing from earthquake recordings and observations for 1911
- E. R. Lapwood, The disturbance due to a line source in a semi-infinite elastic medium, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (Londopn) A, 841, vol 252, pp 63-100, 1949
- H. Nakano, Notes of the nature of the forces which give rise to the earthquake motions, Seismol. Bull. Central Meteorol. Obs. Japan, 1: 92-120, 1923. (This is a copy of an advanced copy sent to the US. The original copies were destroyed in the fire of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake (as related by W. Stauder who studied under Byerly at Berkeley)
- A. Levshin and Z. Yanson, Surface Waves in vertically and radially ihomogeneous media, Algorithm for the interpretation of seismic data, Computational Seismology Series, Volume 5, pp 147-177, Moscow, 1972.
- Freeman Gilbert lecture notes in Theoretical Seismology (1965-1967)
In an email, Freeman wrote the follwing about these notes: "Thank you for the attention that you have given to my old lecture notes. I began writing them in 1960 when I was at Texas Instruments in Dallas. A small group of us met after dinner on Wednesday to have a research seminar and that is where I began to give lectures about theoretical seismology. At UCSD I expanded the notes into the present form."