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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6(a)) show that Love wave amplitudes are larger than those of Rayleigh waves above 5mHz.
Applications of Love Wave Dispersion for Improved Shear-wave Velocity Imaging.
13] established the possibility of Love wave propagation in a porous layer under the effect of linearly varying directional rigidities.
Chattopadhyay [7] derived his idea on the dispersion equation for Love wave due to irregularity in the thickness of non-homogeneous crustal layer.
Mal, on the frequency equation for love wave due to abrupt thickening of the crustal layer.
2007, The Western Bohemia uppermost crust shear wave velocities from Love wave dispersion, Journal of Seismology, 11, 101-120.
1962, "on the frequency equation for love wave due to abrupt thickening of the crustal layer," Geof Pure.
s] using short-period Love wave group velocities from quarry blasts.
For periods longer than 22 s the filtered ridge does not belong to the Rayleigh waves; it is a coda coming after the Love wave fundamental mode.
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.