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Seismic imaging provides insight into the Earth's subsurface

The seismic reflection method involves sending acoustic waves thousands of meters under the Earth's surface. The reflected signals provide scientists with information about the characteristics of the subsurface. This is how ...

Longitudinal wave

Longitudinal waves are waves that have same direction of oscillations or vibrations along or parallel to their direction of travel, which means that the oscillations of the medium (particle) is in the same direction or opposite direction as the motion of the wave. Mechanical longitudinal waves have been also referred to as compressional waves or compression waves.

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