Paul W. Burton*, Ian G. Main, Graham Neilson

*Corresponding author for this work

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The major purpose of this paper is to discuss some aspects of seismic risk which pertain in the North Sea, which for this purpose will be taken as extending to and including the Norwegian Sea. Firstly, different data bases available for the North Sea will be briefly discussed, and attention will be drawn to the inadequacies of these data. In the light of these shortcomings it may be possible to suggest subject areas where further studies may be most pertinent to the numerate assessment of risk. Despite inadequacies in available data, numerate estimates of seismic risk in the North Sea will be calculated, with some attention to the identification of quantified uncertainties in the estimates, and this analysis will be the main emphasis of the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNATO ASI Series, Series C
Subtitle of host publicationMathematical and Physical Sciences
EditorsA.Reinier Ritsema, Aybars Gurpinar
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1983

Publication series

NameNATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences


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