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Descriptor English: S Wave
Descriptor Spanish: Onda S
Descriptor onda S
Scope note: Onda sísmica de cuerpo transversal o de cizalla. El movimiento de las partículas del medio que atraviesa la onda es perpendicular a la dirección de propagación. Es más lenta que la onda P y su período es usualmente dos veces mayor que el de la onda P. (Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992)
Descriptor Portuguese: Onda S
Descriptor French: Onde S
Entry term(s): Secondary Wave
Shear Wave
Tree number(s): SP8.190.270.371.776
Scope note: Seismic wave of transverse body or shear. The movement of particles through the medium that is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. It is slower than the P wave and its period is generally two times greater than the P wave. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992)
DeCS ID: 34898
Unique ID: DDCS034898
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S Wave - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060770
Scope note Seismic wave of transverse body or shear. The movement of particles through the medium that is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. It is slower than the P wave and its period is generally two times greater than the P wave. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992)
Preferred term S Wave
Entry term(s) Secondary Wave
Shear Wave



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