Love wave


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Love wave

[′ləv ‚wāv]
(geophysics)
A horizontal dispersive surface wave, multireflected between internal boundaries of an elastic body, applied chiefly in the study of seismic waves in the earth's crust.
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128) However, the FK spectrum of TT shows the first and second overtones of Love waves above 0.
The dominance of Rayleigh waves suggests a pressure source in the ocean, whereas dominance of Love waves suggests shear traction at the seafloor.
By using (9) and (10) with Love wave condition, the above equations reduced into
The generalized dispersion relation of Love wave has been obtained as
Many works have been done by many researchers in the field of Love wave propagation.
In this paper, we carry out an investigation of the existence of propagation of Love wave in layered piezoelectric overlying a non-homogeneous half-space.
De Noyer, The effect of variations in layer thickness of Love waves .
Bhattacharya, On the dispersion curve for Love waves due to irregularity in the thickness of the transversely isotropic crustal layer.
1961, "The effect of variations in layer thickness of Love waves," Bull Seis Soc.
2007, Shear wave crustal velocity model of the western Bohemian Massif from Love wave phase velocity dispersion, Geophys.
Rayleigh waves are supposed to be found at the vertical and at the radial component of a recorded seismogram and Love waves at the transverse component.
Periods of G waves lie in the range from about 50 to 350s, corresponding to a flat portion of the group velocity curve for Love waves, which has been extended up to periods of around 700s (Burne, Benioff and Ewing 1961).