Seismic anisotropy and shear-wave splitting: Achievements and perspectives: foreword

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George Kaviris
Yuan Gao
Lucia Margheriti


This special issue of Annals of Geophysics “Seismic anisotropy and shear-wave splitting: Achievements and perspectives” originates from a session (S10) of the 37th General assembly of the European Seismological commission ESC 2021 Conference which was planned to take place on 21 September 2021, in Corfu Greece, but due to the Covid19 pandemic was Virtual.


The main theme of the session and of this special issue was the crucial role of seismic anisotropy in investigating the Earth’s interior from the upper crust to the inner core. Shear-wave splitting, one of the most effective ways to study seismic anisotropy, can identify the properties and the geodynamics of the upper mantle, and identify the presence of fluid-saturated microcracks, oriented according to the stress regime, in the upper crust. Azimuthal anisotropy and radial anisotropy can be assessed from earthquake or ambient noise recordings to detect the seismic layered features and to rebuild the 3D seismic structure

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Kaviris, G., Gao, Y. . and Margheriti, L. (2023) “Seismic anisotropy and shear-wave splitting: Achievements and perspectives: foreword”, Annals of Geophysics, 66(2). doi: 10.4401/ag-8997.
Seismic anisotropy and shear wave splitting: Achievements and perspectives
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George Kaviris, Department of Geophysics–Geothermics, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 157 84 Zografou, Greece

Lecturer of Seismilogy

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