P-wave and S-wave paths through the earth

two 2-D cross-sections of earth with curves showing path of S waves on top and P waves on bottom

Detailed Description

P-wave and S-wave paths through the earth. Scientists discovered that Earth's outer core is liquid by observing seismic waves. P waves travel through solid and liquid, but S waves do not travel through liquid.

Details

Image Dimensions: 363 x 774

Location Taken: US

Credits

Lisa Wald