Unformatted text preview: to encounter interfaces every 10 km all the way
through the mantle, then through the outer core, then through the inner core. Assume a flat,
layered Earth. The local P-wave velocity functions in the three layers are approximated by this
function: V ( z )lP al = α ln( β z ) − γ , z is the depth in km, α is a constant with units km/s, β is a constant with units 1/km, and γ is a constant with units km/s.
A) Plot velocity as a function of depth. Make this plot before you do anything else, and be sure
it looks like the figures you have in the book and slides of velocity versus depth in the Earth. B) Plot angle versus depth on a s...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2014 for the course GEO 468k taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08