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Lecture 4: S-waves

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January 01, 2014

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Of course, most of us, most of the time, are not concerned with shear waves. There is a good reason for this: they are more complicated, hence we have to work harder to get useful information out of them. Also, they attenuate more rapidly than P-waves do, so they penetrate the earth less deeply, and, below a thousand feet or so, they provide poorer resolution.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Distinguished Instructor Series

Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation

Leon Thomsen
Leon Thomsen
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5
ISBN electronic:
9781560803270
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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