body wave


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body wave

n.
A seismic wave that travels through the earth rather than across its surface. Body waves usually have smaller amplitudes and shorter wavelengths than surface waves and travel at higher speeds.
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bod′y wave`


n.
a hair permanent with little or no curl.
[1960–65]
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Hypocentral locations of the aftershocks were determined with the help of computer code HYPO71PC (Lee, 1990) using body wave data recorded by local seismic network.
Using Quick Epicentre Determination (QED) location and Jeffreys and Bullen (1958) travel time tables, the teleseismic body wave data were appropriately windowed for one minute starting 10s before P-wave arrival or S-wave arrival.
Often, seismologists can differentiate between earthquakes and explosions by comparing the magnitude of one type of body wave (m(b)) to the magnitude of one type of surface wave (M(s)).
Jordan thinks that by applying new seismic models and data analysis methods, the accuracy of surface wave measurements can be made comparable to that of body waves. Hannon also thinks that surface waves have a potential for complementing body wave measurements for large explosions but adds that more research is needed to explore how surface waves depend on the geology near the source of the event.
Working with the Melbourne sound artist Malcolm Riddich, she transformed these sounds of aftershocks and chaos into a soundscape called Body Waves.
The seismic waves produced by earthquakes include body waves which travel through the earth and surface waves which travel across it.