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1. n. [Geophysics]

A periodic vibrational disturbance in which energy is propagated through or on the surface of a medium without translation of the material. Waves can be differentiated by their frequency, amplitude, wavelength and speed of propagation.

Wavelength is defined as:

λ = v / f,

λ = wavelength
v = speed of propagation
f = frequency.

See: absorptionacoustic emissionacoustic logair wavealiasingangle of approachangle of incidenceapparent velocityattenuationaverage velocitybackscatterbirefringencebody wavecharactercoherencediffractiondisplacementextensive dilatancy anisotropyFresnel zonehertzimageinterval transit timeLove wavenormal incidenceP-wavepeakplane wavereflection coefficientrefractionrefractorS-waveseismicseismic waveseismologyshearsignatureSnell's lawspherical divergencespherical waveStoneley wavesurface wavetransverse electric modetransverse magnetic modetraveltimetroughtuning effectvelocityvelocity correctionvibratory seismic datawave equationwaveformwavefront

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