In this activity, students learn about the different types of seismic waves in an environment they can control. Using an interactive, online wave generator, they will study P waves, S waves, Love waves, and Rayleigh waves, and examine a combination of P and S waves that crudely simulates the wave motion experienced during an earthquake. A tutorial is provided to show how the wave generator is used.
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Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-173
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: John Marquis
Southern California Earthquake Center
Publisher: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)