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Energy ratio of the seismic waves reflected and refracted at a rock-water boundary

Ergin, Kazim (1952) Energy ratio of the seismic waves reflected and refracted at a rock-water boundary. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 42 (4). pp. 349-372. ISSN 0037-1106.

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The subject of energy ratios of seismic waves reflected and refracted at a discontinuity has been studied by various authors; a list of references is given at the end of this paper. They deal mostly with the theory and computations concerning the cases where a wave is incident at a boundary between two solid media. Reflection at the surface of the earth has been studied by Zoeppritz, Geiger, and Gutenberg, Geiger and Gutenberg, Gutenberg, and Jeffreys. The case of the mantle-core boundary has been computed by Dana. The present paper deals with the case of the ocean floor. We are particularly interested in zero points and extreme points of energy ratios of waves resulting from the incidence of a wave at either side of the discontinuity. Since this work was begun a few years ago, much progress has been accomplished in the study of microseisms and their use as a hurricane-detecting device. In this connection we hope that the results obtained in this paper may provide material for further studies concerning the passage of a wave, set up in the water by a storm, to the solid crustal layers.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1952, by the Seismological Society of America. Condensed from a Ph.D. dissertation at the California Institute of Technology. Manuscript received for publication July 5, 1950. The writer owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. B. Gutenberg, who supervised the work and gave generous constructive criticism at its different stages. He also wishes to express his thanks to Dr. C. F. Richter, who made very valuable suggestions.
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