Long-Wave Elastic Anisotropy Produced by Horizontal Layering

  title={Long-Wave Elastic Anisotropy Produced by Horizontal Layering},
  author={George Backus},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • G. Backus
  • Published 1 October 1962
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
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