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The amount of seismic energy lost during transmission, by conversion to heat. The absorption coefficient is the fractional loss of energy over a distance of one wavelength; hence higher-frequency signals are attenuated more readily than those of lower frequencies over the same path. Typical values for rocks range from 0.25 to 0.75 dB per wavelength.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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