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Microseisms from Hurricane "Hilda"

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Science  25 Jun 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3678, pp. 1725-1727
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3678.1725

Abstract

As hurricane "Hilda" crossed the Gulf of Mexico the dominant period of the microseisms shifted from about 8 to 5 seconds as the eye reached water about 150 to 200 meters deep. The conversion of wind energy to microseismic energy is most efficient in water depths from 20 to 200 meters. There is no evidence that two periods, one twice the other, are present.