Mohorovicic


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Noun1.Mohorovicic - Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)
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Toward the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, research focused on tornado damage surveys (e.g., Hepites 1887; Mohorovicic 1892), theoretical aspects (Reye 1872), and laboratory experiments (Weyher 1889).
* a three-dimensional computer model of the Moho (or Mohorovicic) surface is built on super-supercomputers SKIT intended to accurately locate and evaluate stocks of ultra-deep oil and gas deposits, which are often expensive to exploration through traditional drilling;
In accordance with both empirical models of the Earth interior PREM [5] and IASP91 [28], the crust-mantle boundary (Mohorovicic discontinuity, 'Moho') is in between 35 and 90 km depth from the Earth surface, where seismic P-waves jump in speed abruptly from 6 to 8 km/s.
(1) Department of Surgery, Zagreb University Hospital Center and School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; (2) School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; (3) Department of Surgery, Zagreb University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia; (4) Institute of Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia; (5) Andrija Mohorovicic Geophysical Institute, Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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.
(7.) 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. Por otro lado, los resultados de la relocalizacion de sismos muestran una mejor distribucion de los hipocentros en profundidad y una reduccion del 85% para los valores de rms.
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.