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Seismic Waves in the Core of the Earth

Gutenberg, B. and Richter, C. F. (1938) Seismic Waves in the Core of the Earth. Nature, 141 (3565). p. 371. ISSN 0028-0836. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140804-163500638

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Abstract

The velocity of longitudinal waves in the earth increases with depth down to the core, at a depth of about 2,900 km., where there is a discontinuous drop from 13·7 km. to about 8 km. per sec. Within the core, the velocity has usually been calculated as increasing gradually to about 11·5 km. per sec. at the centre.


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