Royce and Marla...seismic review question answers
1. P and S waves interior waves. P--longitudinal, S transverse
Raleigh is a surface wave---rolling action on the transverse wave
Love is a suface wave that slides parallel to the surface.
2. P penatrates through all layers of the earth. Refracting at various layers based on density and elascitiy of the medium.
S penatrate only mantel. Reflecting or being absorbed by the outer core. So there is a shadow portion of the earth that will not observe the S waves
Raleigh and Love are both surface waves. So only felt on the surface but propagation is still governed by density and elascitiy of crust and surface features.