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What did Inge Lehmann discover?

Inge Lehmann, (born May 13, 1888, Copenhagen, Denmark—died February 21, 1993, Copenhagen), Danish seismologist best known for her discovery of the inner core of Earth in 1936 by using seismic wave data.

What did Inge Lehmann notice about the waves from the earthquakes how did this prove there was a solid core?

She discovered the inner core of the Earth in 1936. At the time, it was known that the mantle surrounded the core. The seismic waves are traveling approximately at 10km/s in the mantle and 8km/s in the core. Hence, the waves are refracted when entering the core.

What is Lehmann Bullen discontinuity?

The boundary between the inner and outer cores is sometimes called the “Lehmann discontinuity”, although the name usually refers to another discontinuity. The name “Bullen” or “Lehmann-Bullen discontinuity”, after Keith Edward Bullen has been proposed, but its use seems to be rare.

Who Discovered core?

Dr. Inge Lehmann
Part of the Earth Inside and Out Curriculum Collection. Dr. Inge Lehmann (1888-1993), discoverer of the Earth’s inner core.

Who discovered the Earth’s layers?

Layers were deduced by Sir Isaac Newton (1700) to Inge Lehmann (1937) Earth’s 3 main layers: crust, mantle, core. Layers are defined by composition. Each layer has physical variations due to temperature and pressure.

How did Inge Lehmann used earthquakes to discover the Earth’s inner core?

This model explained why when big earthquakes occurred, certain types of seismic waves weren’t detected in particular places on the other side of the world: the waves were bent when they traveled through liquid materials. As the core bent them, it created a “shadow zone” where no waves could be felt.

What wave did Inge Lehmann study positively identify the inner core of the Earth?

In 1929 a large earthquake occurred near New Zealand. Danish seismologist Inge Lehmann “the only Danish seismologist,” as she once referred to herself—studied the shock waves and was puzzled by what she saw. A few P-waves, which should have been deflected by the core, were in fact recorded at seismic stations.

What is the other name of Lehmann discontinuity?

The other two discontinuities are well known by names honoring their discoverers, Andrija Mohorovicic and Beno Gutenberg. In this tradition, it is fitting that the ICB be called the Lehmann Discontinuity in honor of its discoverer….Abstract.

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Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 07:30

What country was Inge Lehmann from?

Inge Lehmann/Nationality
Born in Denmark in 1888, Lehmann was a pioneer among women and scientists. Her early education was at a progressive school where boys and girls were treated exactly alike.

Where is Inge Lehmann from?

Østerbro, Denmark
Inge Lehmann/Place of birth