leaking mode

leaking mode

[′lēk·iŋ ‚mōd]
(geophysics)
A surface seismic wave which is imperfectly trapped, so that its energy leaks or escapes across a layer boundary, causing some attenuation. Also known as leaky wave.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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