How Shallow Earth Structure Is Determined

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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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Like other waves, seismic waves obey the laws of physics. This activity is intended to provide students with a real-world application for the concepts of waves. It should follow an activity, such as the traditional light lab used in physics courses to to explains concepts such as reflection, refraction and transmission of energy.

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