S-receiver function analysis for seismic stations in the Arctic and Antarctica
Analysis of receiver functions is a well-established method to investigate seismic velocities and seismic discontinuities below and nearby seismic stations. In particular S-receiver functions can be used to map the LAB (Lithosphere-Asthenosphere-Boundary), which is an important parameter for understanding geodynamics and plate tectonics.
This study will focus on selected seismic stations in the Polar Regions. Depending on interest and work progress, the study can be extended by analysis of P-receiver functions or the investigation of other discontinuities in the upper mantle transition zone.
Learning outcome: experience in seismogram interpretation, digital signal processing and theoretical seismology, better knowledge about the structure of lithosphere and upper mantle in the Polar Regions