Lateral Electromagnetic Waves

Theory and Applications to Communications, Geophysical Exploration, and Remote Sensing

  • Ronold W. P. King
  • Margaret Owens
  • Tai Tsun Wu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 26-50
  3. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 88-143
  4. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 144-222
  5. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 324-358
  6. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 359-392
  7. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 393-405
  8. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 406-458
  9. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 459-484
  10. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 520-591
  11. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 592-607
  12. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 608-621
  13. Ronold W. P. King, Margaret Owens, Tai Tsun Wu
    Pages 622-652
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 653-746

About this book

Introduction

The propagation of waves along and across the boundary between two media with different characteristic velocities is much more complicated when the source is on or near the boundary than when it is far away and the incident waves are plane. Examples of waves generated by localized sources near a boundary are the electromagnetic waves from the currents in a dipole on the surface of the earth and the seismic waves from a slip event in a fault in the earth's crust like the San Andreas fault in California. Both involve a type of surface wave that is called a lateral wave in electro­ magnetics and a head wave in seismology. Since the two are analogous and the latter is more easily visualized, it is conveniently used here to introduce and describe this important type of surface wave using the data of Y. Ben­ Zion and P. Malin ("San Andreas Fault Zone Head Waves Near Parkfield, CA," Science 251, 1592-1594, 29 March 1991).

Keywords

CA antenna communication electromagnetic wave remote sensing seismology surface television waves

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronold W. P. King
    • 1
  • Margaret Owens
    • 1
  • Tai Tsun Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Gordon McKay LaboratoryHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-9174-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9176-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9174-6
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