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Animations Illustrating Simple Wave Propagation Concepts
These animations show how various types of waves are propagated during an earthquake. Users can see how P-waves travel at the surface, how they are reflected and refracted as they travel further from their source, and how multiple reflections can combine to create a surface wave. There is also an animation showing how S-waves were amplified by reflections from the Moho during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-202
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Jeffery Barker
Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies
SUNY Binghamton

Publisher: SUNY Binghamton
Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies
http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/index.html