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Andrija Mohorovičić

(1857—1936)


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(1857–1936)

A Croatian seismologist, Mohorovičić discovered a seismic discontinuity (since named after him, see mohorovičić discontinuity) at the crust–mantle boundary, when analysing the results of an earthquake in 1909. He found two sets of P-wave arrivals with different travel times, and thus was able to calculate the depth of the discontinuity.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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