Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Research article
10 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 10 Oct 2023

Seismic background noise levels in the Italian strong-motion network

Simone Francesco Fornasari, Deniz Ertuncay, and Giovanni Costa

Model code and software

sffornasari/RAN-noise: RAN Noise codes - v1.0.0 (seismology) D. Ertuncay and S. F. Fornasari

Short summary
We analysed the background seismic noise for the Italian strong motion network by developing the Italian accelerometric low- and high-noise models. Spatial and temporal variations of the noise levels have been analysed. Several stations located near urban areas are affected by human activities, with high noise levels in the low periods. Our results provide an overview of the background noise of the strong motion network and can be used as a station selection criterion for future research.
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