Longitudinal and Surface Waves

By: Mariah , Breanna , Kami

longitudinal wave

  • mechanical

How does it carry energy?


  • it transports energy through the medium
Characteristics



  • compression
  • rarefaction
  • wavelength
  • frequency

Surface Wave



  • A surface wave is a longitudinal wave but it is on the surface of the ocean.
  • surface waves are also mechanical waves
  • A surface wave can also be an elastic (or seismic) wave
  • Two types of surface waves are the love wave and the Rayleigh wave
  • some characteristics of surface waves are vertical, elasto-dynamic, Wavelength, rarefaction ect.
  • Surface waves carry energy by
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