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The partition of energy among seismic waves reflected and refracted at the earth's core

Dana, Stephen W. (1944) The partition of energy among seismic waves reflected and refracted at the earth's core. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 34 (4). pp. 189-197. ISSN 0037-1106. doi:10.1785/bssa0340040189.

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The reflection and refraction of seismic waves has been studied extensively in the past by various authors. Among them are Knott (9, 10), Wiechert (13), Zoeppritz (14), Jeffreys (8), Bouasse (3), Gutenberg (4, 5, 6, 7), Berlage (1), Blut (2), and Macelwane (11, 12). The purpose of the present paper is to calculate the ratios of the energies of waves reflected and refracted at the surface of the earth's core for various angles of incidence, supposing values for the elastic constants and densities considered the most likely.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1944 by the Seismological Society of America. Condensed from a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Manuscript received for publication June 2, 1944.
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