Love wave


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Love wave

n.
A type of seismic surface wave that causes rock particles to move with a side-to-side motion perpendicular to the direction of an earthquake's main propagation. Love waves travel faster than Rayleigh waves. Also called L wave.

[After Augustus Edward Hough Love (1863-1940), British mathematician.]
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Mal, on the frequency equation for love wave due to abrupt thickening of the crustal layer.
Sato studied the propagation of Love waves in a layer with sharp change in thickness while De Noyer considered the same in a layer over a half space with sinusoidal interface.
1962, "on the frequency equation for love wave due to abrupt thickening of the crustal layer," Geof Pure.
Love waves in a heterogeneous medium, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 6(2): 131-147.
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The video's title, Les ondes de Love (Love Waves), 2009, refers to the British mathematician Augustus Edward Hough Love, who first described so-called Love Waves occurring on the earth's surface during earthquakes.
Love waves are registered only in the horizontal components whereas Rayleigh waves, which are polarized in the vertical plane, are registered both in horizontal and in vertical components.