body wave


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body wave

Seismology
A seismic wave that travels through the earth unrelated to boundary-surface earthquakes.

Sport medicine
See Stadium wave.
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In contrast, earthquakes are more prolific sources of shear or S body waves as well as of surface waves.
This is because the underlying geology of the two regions is quite different, and the body waves -- seismic signals that travel down through the mantle and crust -- are affected by this geology.
We called the work Body Waves, as this is one of the two types of seismic waves - the ones which travel through the interior of the Earth rather than the surface," Stuff.
Seismic waves also include coupled pressure and shear body waves which are less destructive than surface waves.