Seismic Plane Waves in a Layered Half-Space

  • Ari Ben-Menahem
  • Sarva Jit Singh

Abstract

When seismic waves impinge on the earth’s surface or on an internal surface of discontinuity, the laws of reflection and refraction of a plane wave at a plane surface of discontinuity can be applied only approximately because both the wavefront and the surface are, in fact, curved. However, in many applications this approximation is quite satisfactory.

Keywords

Assure Convolution Refraction Geophysics Biot 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ari Ben-Menahem
    • 1
  • Sarva Jit Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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