- From "secondary wave" or "shear wave" (Wiktionary)
“And the slipping causes two types of waves, an S-wave and a P-wave, and after the break, Wolf, we'll talk about how both of those could affect the people there of Haiti.”
“Would a strike slip cause more of the S-wave or would the thrust cause more of that kind of damage?”
“The secondary wave, the S-wave, looks literally like an S.”
“MYERS: We talked a little bit earlier about how the S-wave, how the side-to-side motion can really be devastating to these buildings that don't have a lot of support and are not certainly made to our California regulations.”
“That comes early in the earthquake, and then one that comes in like this, which is called an S-wave.”
“What happens with an S-wave, it is very difficult for a building to stay standing up in an S-wave because the building does this.”
“It's a word that we use to describe when a P-wave and then an S-wave come together after the shock.”
“And what is -- what is a P-wave and what is an S-wave?”
“In an intensive and most enjoyable collaboration, we succeeded in obtaining a complete solution for S-wave scattering by a spherical potential.”
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