Surface-wave meaning

A seismic wave that travels across the surface of the earth rather than through it. Surface waves usually travel more slowly and have larger amplitudes and longer wavelengths than body waves.
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A seismic wave that travels across the surface of the Earth as opposed to through it. Surface waves usually have larger amplitudes and longer wavelengths than body waves, and they travel more slowly than body waves do. Love waves and Rayleigh waves are kinds of surface waves.
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An electromagnetic wave that propagates close to the surface of the Earth. See also groundwave and skywave.
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