Who was Inge Lehmann?


Who was Inge Lehmann?


Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the causation of these earth-shattering waves below the ground's surface. Seismologists carefully observe and analyze different seismic waves, looking for coherent patterns to advance our worldly knowledge of what earthquakes are and why they occur when they do.

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Inge Lehmann (May 13, 1888 - February 21, 1993) was born in Osterbro, a district of Copenhagen in Denmark. She was a prominent Danish scientist...

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Seismology: Definition & History
Seismology: Definition & History


Chapter 28 / Lesson 7

There are only a few branches of sciences that exist primarily to prevent damage to property and loss of life. Seismology is just such a study. In this lesson, we will discuss what seismology is and dive into some of its history.

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