Mohorovicic


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Noun1.Mohorovicic - Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)
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Depth gradients for the Mohorovicic (Moho) surface, crustal resistivity, and seismic wave velocity are greater in the border areas between the QTP and its surrounding blocks.
It is named after Croatian seismologist Andrija Mohorovicic, who first detected it in 1909 by examining seismic waves moving through the Earth.
It is noteworthy that the records of Sofia seismic station were used in studying the awful 1906 San Andreas, California, earthquake (Reid, 1910) as well as in the examinations on the thickness of the crust by Mohorovicic (1910).
This boundary between the crust and underlying mantle is known as the Mohorovicic discontinuity, or Moho.
While many had their sights on space in the 1960s, earth scientists were looking inward to the Moho--the Mohorovicic discontinuity, that is.
Bernhard M, Becker TK, Nowe T, Mohorovicic M, Sikinger M, Brenner T et al.
Este modelo tambien ha permitido identificar cambios de velocidad importantes, que podrian estar asociados a discontinuidades como son Conrad y Mohorovicic.
SKOBELIN (1992), for example, linked them to structures of the primordial crust of 4 billion years ago, which he suggests may be what is presently recognised as the Mohorovicic discontinuity.
Among his articles are those on such early workers in seismology as Cargill Knott, Horace Lamb, Augustus Love, John Milne, Andrija Mohorovicic, Richard Oldham, Herbert Turner, and Emil Wiechert.
In the twentieth century, a number of scientists, notably Richard Oldham (an Englishman, 1858-1936), Andrija Mohorovicic (a Croatian, 1857-1936), Inge Lehman (a Danish, 1888-1993), and Beno Guetenberg (a German, 1889-1960), studied seismic waves and used their travel times and paths to unravel the structure of the Earth's interior.
It should also be noted that the depth of the Mohorovicic discontinuity surface (or simply Moho) in the study area is greater (regional minimum reaches 60 km) than usual in the continental regions without high mountain ranges.