EXCITATION OF SURFACE WAVES BY SUB-SURFACE SOURCES.

J. D. Achenbach*, A. Norris

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Abstract

A method is proposed for the determination of surface waves produced by a buried source in a half-space. The analytical problem may be divided into two distinct cases, in which the source region is compact or non-compact. For a compact source the angular variation of the outgoing field may be characterized by an analytic function, which we call the 'emission' function. By the use of a representation integral, the surface wave is related to the value of the emission function at a complex angle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-428
Number of pages18
JournalProceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Volume382
Issue number1783
Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 1982

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