S-wave window

Italian translation: la finestra raffigurante onda sismica /onda di fratturazione

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English term or phrase:S-wave window
Italian translation:la finestra raffigurante onda sismica /onda di fratturazione
Entered by: bergazy

10:30 Jan 13, 2004
English to Italian translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: S-wave window
Che valore ha, in questo caso, la parola WINDOW? La frase é "The S-wave window must be carefully chosen when using H/V ratios from regional events....":
pinto
Italy
Local time: 08:35
la finestra raffigurante onda sismica /onda di fratturazione
Explanation:
S-wave

1. n. [Geophysics] ID: 1016

An elastic body wave in which particles oscillate perpendicular to the direction in which the wave propagates. S-waves are generated by most land seismic sources, but not by air guns. P-waves that impinge on an interface at non-normal incidence can produce S-waves, which in that case are known as converted waves. S-waves can likewise be converted to P-waves. S-waves, or shear waves, travel more slowly than P-waves and cannot travel through fluids because fluids do not support shear. Recording of S-waves requires receivers coupled to the solid Earth. Interpretation of S-waves can allow determination of rock properties such as fracture density and orientation, Poisson's ratio and rock type by crossplotting P-wave and S-wave velocities, and by other techniques.

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la finestra raffigurante onda sismica /onda di fratturazione


Explanation:
S-wave

1. n. [Geophysics] ID: 1016

An elastic body wave in which particles oscillate perpendicular to the direction in which the wave propagates. S-waves are generated by most land seismic sources, but not by air guns. P-waves that impinge on an interface at non-normal incidence can produce S-waves, which in that case are known as converted waves. S-waves can likewise be converted to P-waves. S-waves, or shear waves, travel more slowly than P-waves and cannot travel through fluids because fluids do not support shear. Recording of S-waves requires receivers coupled to the solid Earth. Interpretation of S-waves can allow determination of rock properties such as fracture density and orientation, Poisson's ratio and rock type by crossplotting P-wave and S-wave velocities, and by other techniques.



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