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B.L.N. Kennett

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Publications 1985-1994

Book contributions

B3.   Kennett B.L.N. & Williamson P.R. (1987),
      Subspace methods for large scale nonlinear inversion,
      in Mathematical Geophysics, 139-154, ed. N.J. Vlaar et al, D. Riedel, Dordrecht.

B4.   Kennett B.L.N. (1988),
      Systematic approximations to the seismic wave field, 237-259,
      Radiation from a moment tensor source, 427-441,
      in Seismological Algorithms, ed. D.J. Doornbos , Academic Press, London.

B5.   Kennett B.L.N. (1989),
      Elastic waves in homogeneous and heterogeneous media,
      in Encyclopedia of Geophysics, 367-372, ed. D. James , Van Nostrand.

B6.   Kennett B.L.N. (1993),
      Structure and heterogeneity in the Upper Mantle,
      in Relating Geophysical Structure and Processes: the Jeffreys Volume, 53-66, AGU Monograph 76,
      ed. R. Dmowska & K.Aki, American Geophysical Union.


Articles in refereed journals

51. Kennett B.L.N., Gregersen S., Mykkeltveit S. & Newmark R. (1985) Mapping of crustal heterogeneity in the North Sea basin via the propagation of Lg waves, Geophys J R astr Soc, 83, 299-306.

52. Kennett B.L.N. (1985) On regional S, Bull Seism Soc Am, 75, 10771088.

53. Kennett B.L.N. & Harding A.J. (1985) Is ray theory adequate for seismic modelling?, First Break, 3(1) 9-14.

54. Kennett B.L.N. (1986a) Wavenumber and wavetype coupling in laterally heterogeneous media, Geophys J R astr Soc, 87, 313-331.

55. Sambridge M.S. & Kennett B.L.N. (1986) A novel method of hypocentre location, Geophys J R astr Soc, 87, 679-697.

56. Kennett B.L.N. (1986b) Lg waves and structural boundaries, Bull seism Soc Am, 76, 1131-1141.

57. Kennett B.L.N. (1987) Observational and theoretical constraints on crustal and upper mantle heterogeneity, Phys. Earth Plan. Int, 47, 319-332.

58. Wright C., Goleby B.R., Collins C.D.N., Kennett B.L.N., Sugiharto S. & S. Greenhalgh (1987) The central Australian seismic experiment 1985: Preliminary results, Geophys J R astr Soc, 89, 431-436.

59. Goleby B.R., Wright C. & Kennett B.L.N. (1987) Preliminary deep reflection studies in the Arunta block, Geophys J R astr Soc, 89, 437-442.

60. Chapman C.H. & Kennett B.L.N. (1987) On reducing the reflectivity integral to a finite range, Geophys J R astr Soc, 90, 741-746.

61. Maupin V. & Kennett B.L.N. (1987) On the use of truncated modal expansions in laterally varying media, Geophys J R astr Soc, 91, 837-851.

62. Kennett B.L.N. (1988) Seismic velocity field estimation - strategies for large scale nonlinear inverse problems, Exploration Geophysics, 19, 297-298.

63. Goleby B.R., Kennett B.L.N. & Wright C. (1988) Alternative stacking techniques for deep crustal data, Exploration Geophysics, 19, 78-82.

64. Kennett B.L.N., Sambridge M.S. & Williamson P.R. (1988) Subspace methods for inverse problems with multiple parameter classes, Geophys J Int, 94, 237-247.

65. Goleby B.R., Wright C., Collins C.D.N. & Kennett B.L.N. (1988) Seismic reflection and refraction profiling across the Arunta Block and Ngalia and Amadeus Basins, Aust J Earth Sci, 35, 275-294.

66. Goleby B.R., Shaw R.S., Wright C., Kennett B.L.N. & Lambeck K. (1989) Geophysical evidence for 'thick-skinned' crustal deformation in central Australia, Nature, 337, 325-330.

67. Nolet G., Sleeman R., Nijhof V. & Kennett B.L.N. (1989) Synthetic reflection seismograms in three dimensions by a locked mode approximation, Geophysics, 54, 350-358.

68. Kennett B.L.N. (1989a) Lg-wave propagation in heterogeneous media, Bull seism Soc Am, 79, 860-872.

69. Kennett B.L.N. (1989b) On the nature of regional seismic phases I - phase representations for Pn, Pg, Sn, Lg., Geophys J Int, 98, 447-456.

70. Cao S-H & Kennett B.L.N. (1989) Reflection seismograms in a 3-D elastic model - an isochronal approach, Geophys J Int, 99, 63-80.

71. Kennett B.L.N., Collins J.H. & Cao S-H (1989) Stacking and velocity estimation for 3-D surveys, Exploration Geophys, 20, 225-227.

72. McCue K., Kennett B.L.N., Gaull B.A., Michael-Leiba M., Weekes J., & Krayshek C. (1989) A century of earthquakes in the Dalton-Gunning region of New South Wales, BMR J. Aust Geol Geophys, 11, 1-10.

73. Kennett B.L.N. & Bowman J.R. (1990) The structure and heterogeneity of the upper mantle, Phys Earth Plan Inter., 59, 134-144.

74. Kennett B.L.N. (1990) Guided wave attenuation in laterally varying media, Geophys J Int., 100, 415-422.

75. Cao S-H, Kennett B.L.N. & Goleby B.R. (1990) 3-D isochronal modelling of reflections from the deep crust: application to reflection profiling in central Australia, Tectonophys., 173, 119-128.

76. Goleby B.R., Kennett B.L.N., Wright C., Shaw R.D. & Lambeck K. (1990) Seismic reflection profiling in the Proterozoic Arunta Block, central Australia: processing for testing models of tectonic evolution, Tectonophys., 173, 257-268.

77. Sambridge M.S. & Kennett B.L.N. (1990) Boundary value ray tracing in a heterogeneous medium: a simple and versatile algorithm, Geophys J Int, 101, 157-168.

78. Bostock M.G. & Kennett B.L.N. (1990) The effect of three-dimensional propagation on Lg propagation patterns, Geophys J Int., 101, 355-365.

79. Bowman J.R. & Kennett B.L.N. (1990) An investigation of the upper mantle beneath northwestern Australia using a hybrid seismograph array, Geophys J Int, 101, 411-424.

80. Kennett B.L.N. & Nolet G. (1990) The interaction of the S wavefield with upper mantle heterogeneity, Geophys J Int, 101, 751-762.

81. Kennett B.L.N, Bostock M.G. & Xie J.-K. (1990) Guided wave tracking in 3-D - A tool for interpreting complex regional seismograms., Bull Seism Soc Am., 80, 633-642.

82. Kennett B.L.N., Koketsu K. & A.J. Haines (1990) Propagation invariants, reflection and transmission in anisotropic, laterally heterogeneous media, Geophys J Int, 103, 95-101.

83. Jepsen D.C. & Kennett B.L.N. (1990) Three component array analysis Bull Seism Soc Am, 80, 2032-2052.

84. Kennett B.L.N. (1991) The removal of free surface interactions from 3component seismograms, Geophys J Int, 104, 153-163.

85. Koketsu K., Kennett B.L.N. & Takenaka H. (1991) 2-D reflectivity method and synthetic seismograms for irregularly layered structures - II Invariant embedding approach, Geophys J Int, 105, 119-130.

86. Kennett B.L.N. & Engdahl E.R. (1991) Travel times for global earthquake location and phase identification, Geophys J Int, 105, 429-465.

87. Bowman J.R. & Kennett B.L.N. (1991) Propagation of Lg waves in the North Australian craton: influence of crustal velocity gradients, Bull Seism. Soc. Am., 81, 592-610.

88. Kennett B.L.N. (1991) Seismic velocity gradients in the Upper Mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 18, 1115-1118.

89. Sambridge M.S., Tarantola A., & Kennett B.L.N., (1991) An alternative strategy for non-linear inversion of seismic waveforms, Geophys. Prospect., 39, 723-736.

90. Cummins P.R., Kennett B.L.N., Bowman J.R. & Bostock M.G. (1992), The 520km discontinuity?, Bull Seism Soc Am., 82, 323-336.

91. Bostock M.G. & Kennett B.L.N. (1992) Multiple scattering of surface waves from discrete obstacles, Geophys. J. Int., 108, 52-70.

92. Kennett B.L.N. (1992a) Locating oceanic earthquakes - the influence of regional models and location criteria, Geophys., J. Int., 108, 848-854.

93. Kennett B.L.N. (1992b) The influence of the shear wave structure of the sea-bed on the seismic wavefield, Exploration Geophysics, 23, 173-176.

94 Kennett B.L.N. & Sambridge M.S. (1992) Earthquake Location - genetic algorithms for teleseisms, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 75, 103-110.

95. Bowman J.R. & Kennett B.L.N. (1993) The velocity structure of the Australian Shield from seismic travel times, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 83, 25-37.

96. Wright C., Goleby B.R., Shaw R.D., Collins C.D.N., Kennett B.L.N. & Lambeck K. (1993) Seismic structure and continuity of the Redbank thrust zone, central Australia, BMR J. Aust. Geol. Geophys, 13, 359-368.

97. Kennett B.L.N. (1993) A two-layer stacking procedure to enhance converted waves, Geophysics, 58, 997-1001.

98. Dey S.C., Kennett B.L.N., Bowman J.R. & Goody A. (1993) Variations in upper mantle structure under northern Australia, Geophys J. Int., 114, 304-310.

99. Takenaka H., Kennett B.L.N. & Koketsu K. (1993) The integral operator representation of propagation invariants for irregularly layered media, Wave Motion, 17, 299-307.

100. Kennett B.L.N. (1993) The distance dependance of regional phase discriminants, Bull. seism. Soc. Am., 83, 115-1166.

101. Gudmundsson O., Kennett B.L.N.& Goody A. (1994) Broadband observations of upper mantle seismic phases in northern Australia and the attenuation structure in the upper mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 84, 207-236.

102. Kennett B.L.N., Gudmundsson O. & Tong C. (1994) The upper mantle S and P velocity structure beneath Northern Australia from broad-band observations, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 86, 85-98.

103. Tong C., Gudmundsson O. & Kennett B.L.N. (1994) Shear wave splitting in refracted waves returned from the upper-mantle transition zone beneath Northern Australia J. Geophys. Res., 99, 15783-15797.

104. Kennett B.L.N. (1994) Representations of the seismic wavefield, Geophys J. Int., 118, 344-357.

105. Billings S., Kennett B.L.N. & Sambridge M.S. (1994) Hypocentre Location : genetic algorithms incorporating problem specific information, Geophys J. Int., 118, 693-706.

106. Billings S., Sambridge M.S. & Kennett B.L.N. (1994) Errors in hypocentre location: picking, magnitude and model dependence, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 84, 1978-1990.

107. Nolet G., Grand S. & Kennett B.L.N. (1994) Seismic heterogeneity in the Upper Mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 23753-23766. (75th Anniversary - Invited Paper)

Conference Proceedings

C4. Kennett B.L.N. (1986), The limitations of seismic modelling of geologic structures, 439-444 in Proc P.E.S.A. Symposium on the Bass Strait, ed. R. Glenie.

C5. Kennett B.L.N.(1992), Earthquake location as a inverse problem, 59-66 in Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, ed A.K. Pani & R. Anderssen, Proceedings Centre for Mathematical Analysis, ANU, 31

Lecture Notes (in book form)

L1. Kennett B.L.N. (1990) Continuum Mechanics, pp 88, also available from Samizdat Press at

L2. Kennett B.L.N. (1991) Elastic Waves in Reflection Seismology, pp ii+122, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU