Love Wave


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Related to Love Wave: primary wave, Body wave
A type of seismic surface wave with a horizontal motion perpendicular to the direction the wave is travelling
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1962, "On the dispersion curve for Love waves due to irregularity in the thickness of the transversely isotropic crustal layer," Gerl Beitr Z Geophys.
1975, "On the dispersion equations for Love waves due to irregularity in the thickness of non homogeneous crustal layer," Acta Geophysica Polonica, 23 307
25) shows that if horizontally polarized S waves propagate, a large fraction of energy may flow along the surface only when the wave length and the period satisfy the ordinary dispersion equation for Love waves in uniform media, with the group velocity U satisfying relation (29).
The present results may become useful in deep earthquake and predicting the nature of long period Love waves.