A theory of the origin of microseisms

@article{LonguetHiggins1950ATO,
  title={A theory of the origin of microseisms},
  author={M. Longuet-Higgins},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1950},
  volume={243},
  pages={1 - 35}
}
  • M. Longuet-Higgins
  • Published 1950
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • In the past it has been considered unlikely that ocean waves are capable of generating microseismic oscillations of the sea bed over areas of deep water, since the decrease of the pressure variations with depth is exponential, according to the first-order theory generally used. However, it was recently shown by Miche that in the second approximation to the standing wave there is a second-order pressure variation which is not attenuated with depth and which must therefore ultimately predominate… CONTINUE READING
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