pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 5–11 | Cite as

Seismic wave velocities in the lower mantle

  • Markus Båth


The vertical velocity variations of longitudinal and transverse waves in the earth's interior in the depth range of 413 to 2800 km are put into mathematical form. Expressions of the velocities in terms of power functions of the radius are found to conform closely to the given velocities, as well as to be very simple in applications. Examples of the use of such formulas are given, including calculations of travel times and of radial velocity gradients.


Travel Time Transverse Wave Wave Velocity Vertical Velocity Power Function 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Båth
    • 1
  1. 1.Seismological InstituteUppsalaSweden

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