divergence loss

divergence loss

[də′vər·jəns ‚lȯs]
(geophysics)
During geophysical prospecting, the portion of the power lost in transmitting signals that is caused by the spreading of seismic or sound rays by the geometry of the geologic features.
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Divergence loss and reflection are practically unavoidable.
Divergence loss and ozone production is prevented because of the enclosed construction.