Oceanography Student Uses Crashing Waves On Shorelines to Study Earth’s Interior

from Science Daily

Dec. 5, 2012 — Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath Earth’s surface, but the seismic waves they use have typically been generated by earthquakes or human-made explosions. A University of Rhode Island graduate student is using the tiny seismic waves created by ocean waves crashing on shorelines around the world to learn how an underwater plateau was formed 122 million years ago. . . . Read Complete Report

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