Definition of microseism
What does microseism mean?
- a small earthquake
- synonyms of microseism: earth tremor / tremor
- more generic words: earthquake / quake / seism / temblor = shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
- more specific words:
- A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as wind.
Microseism: In seismology, a microseism is defined as a faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena. The term is most commonly used to refer to the dominant background seismic noise signal on Earth, which are mostly composed of Rayleigh waves and caused by water waves in the oceans and lakes. Thus a microseism is a small and long-continuing oscillation of the ground.
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Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art (2013)
by Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li
Microseismic monitoring Microseism is a dynamic phenomenon which is accompanied with the initiation, development and penetrating of fracture in coal rock mass. For different stress states and characters of coal rock mass, the ...
Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms (2003)
by American Geological Institute
microseism A collective term for small motions in the Earth that are unrelated to an earthquake and that have a ...
Dictionary of the Physical Sciences (1987)
Terms, Formulas, Data by Cesare Emiliani
The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)
by Jacqueline Smith
seismic noise See microseism. seismic reflection The technique ...
Dictionary of Geological Terms (1984)
Third Edition by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson
microseism (mi'-cro-seism) A collective term for small motions in the earth that are unrelated to an earthquake and that have a period of 1.0-9.0 sec. They are caused by a variety of natural and artificial agents, ...
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)
by Michael Allaby
microearthquake See MICROSEISM. microerosion meter ( MEM) A device ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
microseismology (mi ' kro - sis - mol ' o - ji), n. [microseism + - ology.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: New volumes (1909)
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
[microseism + -ology.] The scientific study of microseisms or small earth-tremors. microseismometer (mi'kro-sis-mom'e-ter), n. [Gr. /jmpdr, small, + E. seismometer."] An apparatus for detecting slight earth-tremors, and showing their direction, ...
Dictionary geotechnical engineering (1998)
by Herbert Bucksch
Schallaktivitat unterhalb der Horgrenze • microsonic activity Mikroseismik f, Erdbebenphysik/, Mikroseis- mologie f earthquake physics, seismic physics, seismological physics Mikroseismik f, Bodenunruhe/ • microseism, seismic noise [Small ...
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (1907)
by Thomas Davidson
Microseism, ml'krO-siam, ». a slight earthquake tremor.— adn. Mlcrosels mic, -al. — ns. Mlcroaeis mograph ; Microseismom etry. Mlcrosoma, ml-krO-sd'tna, « one of the minute granules embedded in the hyaline plasm of the protoplasm of ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)
by William Dwight Whitney
microseism (mi'kro-sism), n. [< Gr. fUKp6e, small, + ceiofios, a shaking.] A slight or weak earthquake-tremor. We may feel sure that earth tremors or microseisms are not confined to countries habitually vialted by the grosser ...
The Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1899)
by Benjamin Eli Smith
The Century Dictionary (1890)
An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney
microseism (mi'kro-sism), H. [< Gr. pmpde, small, + oetofioc, a shaking.] A slight or weak earthquake-tremor. We may feel ...
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