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What are the Knott-Zoeppritz equations? Thus far, we have limited ourselves to normal incidence. In the more general case of a plane wave that is incident at an arbitrary angle, reflected P- and S-waves and transmitted P- and S-waves will be generated. The amplitudes of all these waves can be found from the Knott-Zoeppritz equations (Aki and Richards, 2002[1]; Sheriff, 2002[2]). These equations are basic to amplitude-variation-with-offset (AVO) studies.

  1. Aki, K., and P. G. Richards, 2002, Quantitative seismology: University Science Books.
  2. Sheriff, R. E., 2002, Encyclopedic dictionary of exploration geophysics, 4th ed.: SEG Geophysical References Series No. 13.