Untitled document - 1 What are three characteristics about p waves P waves are the fastest seismic wave they can travel through any material and they

Untitled document - 1 What are three characteristics about...

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

1. What are three characteristics about p waves? P waves are the fastest seismic wave, they can travel through any material, and they arrive before the surface waves emitted by an earthquake. 2. What are three characteristics about s waves? Type or elastic wave Side to side motion, shearing. They are the second wave to arrive to the surface They move through the body of an object 3. How can scientists use p waves and s waves
Image of page 1

Unformatted text preview: to learn about the inside of the earth? They study the time it takes for them to get to the surface. The seismic waves are bent, sped up, or slowed down, or even reflected when they pass through the earth's layers . 4. What can scientists learn about the inside of the earth from p waves and s waves? They learn about the structure of the earth’s interior....
View Full Document

  • Fall '16
  • Wanda Penamon

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask ( soon) You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes