Journal Highlights

Seismic properties and anisotropy of the continental crust: Predictions based on mineral texture and rock microstructure

Editors' Highlight—This review paper discusses the elastic properties of the continental crust providing a summary of the single crystal elastic properties of crustal minerals, and in what tectonic situation these minerals are expected to be important. This study helps better understand the role of intrinsic mineral properties (e.g., composition) and extrinsic bulk properties (e.g., fractures) have on seismic signals and hence how seismic data are interpreted.