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Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)

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A determination of the depth of Mohorovicic's boundary in Bulgaria based on body waves of near earthquakes, ESC Meeting Reports, Copenhagen, 39-42.
El cambio de velocidad entre la quinta y sexta capa estaria asociado a la discontinuidad de Mohorovicic, lo cual estaria de acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos por Manrique y Tavera (2002).
Among his articles are those on such early workers in seismology as Cargill Knott, Horace Lamb, Augustus Love, John Milne, Andrija Mohorovicic, Richard Oldham, Herbert Turner, and Emil Wiechert.
In the twentieth century, a number of scientists, notably Richard Oldham (an Englishman, 1858-1936), Andrija Mohorovicic (a Croatian, 1857-1936), Inge Lehman (a Danish, 1888-1993), and Beno Guetenberg (a German, 1889-1960), studied seismic waves and used their travel times and paths to unravel the structure of the Earth's interior.
It should also be noted that the depth of the Mohorovicic discontinuity surface (or simply Moho) in the study area is greater (regional minimum reaches 60 km) than usual in the continental regions without high mountain ranges.
En el Oceano Pacifico la discontinuidad de Mohorovicic, entre el manto y las rocas de la corteza esta a profundidades de 10 a 20 kilometros.
Contribucion al Estudio de la Discontinuidad de Mohorovicic al NW de La Paz, Tesis, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia, 327 pp.
Entre la corteza y el manto se encuentra la discontinuidad de Moho o de Mohorovicic, llamada asi en honor del cientifico que la descubrio en 1909 (la discontinuidad es un cambio en la velocidad de propagacion de la onda sismica).
The project involved a highly ambitious attempt to retrieve a sample of material from the Earth's mantle by drilling a hole through the crust to the Mohorovicic Discontinuity, or Moho.
There was an earthquake in the Balkans in 1909, and a Croatian geologist, Andrija Mohorovicic (1857-1936), studied the waves that traveled through the Earth's crust as a result.
However, another superdeep hole project has been proposed that would drill 12 kilometers through the island of Hawaii to reach the Mohorovicic discontinuity (known as Moho), where seismologists believe the boundary is located.
Si bien es muy posible que el mencionado nivel, la discontinuidad de Mohorovicic, fuese la superficie en la que se produjo la delaminacion, a la hora de modelizar se obtenian valores de levantamiento que resultaban irreales.
Named for the Mohorovicic discontinuity, the boundary between the crust and mantle, the ambitious attempt to penetrate 6 kilometers of crustal rock was sunk by cost overruns and management problems and scrapped after a few test holes.