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B.L.N. Kennett

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Correlation, Heterogeneity and Inversion

      Kennett B.L.N. & Fichtner A. (2020)
      Exploiting Seismic Waveforms, pp xi+496.
      Cambridge University Press



- Cambridge University Press

Volume 1: Introduction and Theoretical Development - 2001

Volume 2: Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales - 2002

Supplementary web pages including corrigenda can be accessed from here


- Deformation in the Earth's Interior

      Kennett B.L.N. & Bunge H.-P. (2008)
      Geophysical Continua, pp xii+432.
      Cambridge University Press




originally published 1983, now republished through ANU PRESS
The PDF can be freely downloaded from this site or alternatively printed copies can be produced on demand for A$24.95 plus postage and packing.


Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling: Australia 1978-2015

B.L.N. Kennett, E. Saygin, R., Blewett, T. Fomin (2016)


Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling Australia 1978-2015 presents the full suite of reflection profiles penetrating the whole crust carried out in Australia from 1978-2015 by Geoscience Australia and various partners. The set of reflection data comprises over 12,000 km of coverage across the whole continent, and provides an insight into the variations in crustal architecture in the varied geological domains. Each reflection profile is presented at approximately true scale with up to 220 km of profile per page and overlap between pages. Each reflection section is accompanied by a geological strip map showing the configuration of the line superimposed on 1:1M geology. The compilation includes a number of large scale reflection transects groups of 1,000 km or more that link across major geological provinces, and an extensive bibliography of reports and relevant publications.

The PDF can be freely downloaded from this site or alternatively full-colour printed copies can be produced on demand


Planning and Managing Scientific Research: A guide for the beginning researcher

B.L.N. Kennett (2014)


Although there are many books on project management, few address the issues associated with scientific research. This work is based on extensive scientific research and management experiences and is designed to provide an introduction to planning and managing scientific research for the beginning researcher. The aim is to build an understanding of the nature of scientific research, and the way in which research projects can be developed, planned and managed to a successful outcome. The book is designed to help the transition from being a member of a research team to developing a project and making them work, and to provide a framework for future work. The emphasis of the book is on broadly applicable principles that can be of value irrespective of discipline. It should be of value to researchers in the later stages of Ph.D. work and Postdoctoral workers, and also for independent researchers.

The PDF can be freely downloaded from this site or alternatively full-colour printed copies can be produced on demand for A$24.00 plus postage and packing.


The 1991 IASPEI Seismological tables are out of print.
A more comprehensive set of tables for the AK135 model can be dowloaded here as a PDF



Union Lecture
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, Birmingham, July 1999
"The State of the Mantle - Reconciling Structure and Processes"

Keynote Lecture
Goldschmidt Conference, Karashiki, Japan, September 2003.
"Heterogeneity Patterns in Earth's Mantle "


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