Rayleigh waveRayleigh wave
any of the undulating surface waves present in a solid having uniform properties; esp., any such wave on the earth's surface, caused by an earthquake
Origin of Rayleigh waveafter Baron Rayleigh, who first described them
A type of seismic surface wave that moves with a rolling motion, causing rock particles to vibrate in directions both perpendicular and parallel to the main direction of wave propagation. Rayleigh waves are slower than Love waves.
Origin of Rayleigh waveAfter John William Strutt,Third Baron Rayleigh