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water-bottom roll

1. n. [Geophysics]

The marine equivalent of ground roll. Water-bottom roll consists of a pseudo-Rayleigh wave traveling along the interface of the water and the seafloor. As the use of seabed receiver systems increases, noise from water-bottom roll has become more of a concern.