This study deals with the theoretical investigation of a model of a mountain and its root. A Gaussian function with a set of constants is used to represent the surface of a mountain and a Gaussian with a different set of constants approximates the root i.e. the crust-mantle boundary underneath the mountain. The expressions for the amplitudes of the components of strain are obtained. Also the period equation as a function of distance (x) for the propagation of Rayleigh waves is derived here.
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Thapar, M.R. Propagation of Rayleigh waves in a model of the cross-section of a mountain and its root. PAGEOPH 88, 92–110 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00877895
- Gaussian Function
- Theoretical Investigation
- Rayleigh Wave
- Period Equation