seismic wave

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A term for elastic earth waves formed by either earthquakes or explosions. Seismic waves include both surface waves as well as body waves.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • Seismic wave — Seismic waves are waves that travel through the Earth, most often as the result of a tectonic earthquake, sometimes from an explosion. Seismic waves are also continually excited by the pounding of ocean waves and the wind. Seismic waves are… …   Wikipedia

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  • seismic wave — Vibration generated by an earthquake, explosion, or similar phenomenon and propagated within the Earth or along its surface. Earthquakes generate two principal types of waves: body waves, which travel within the Earth, and surface waves, which… …   Universalium

  • seismic wave — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seismic shadowing — is a global effect of an earthquake. The seismic waves generated by an earthquake pass through the body of the Earth, but between 104° and 140° from the focus of an earthquake, little or no seismic waves can be detected. This is because primary… …   Wikipedia

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  • Seismic source — This article is about artificial seismic sources. For natural seismic sources, see Earthquake, Volcano, and related articles. A seismic source generates controlled seismic energy that is used in both reflection and refraction seismic surveys. A… …   Wikipedia

  • wave — waveless, adj. wavelessly, adv. wavingly, adv. wavelike, adj. /wayv/, n., v., waved, waving. n. 1. a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell. 2. any surging or progressing movement …   Universalium

  • Wave — /wayv/, n. a member of the Waves. Also, WAVE. [1942; see WAVES] * * * I In oceanography, a ridge or swell on the surface of a body of water, normally having a forward motion distinct from the motions of the particles that compose it. Ocean waves… …   Universalium

  • seismic survey —       method of investigating subterranean structure, particularly as related to exploration for petroleum, natural gas, and mineral deposits (mineral deposit). The technique is based on determinations of the time interval that elapses between… …   Universalium

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