Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1F
Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including (1) 80 credits in physics and mathematics, or (2) 70 credits in earth science and 45 credits in physics and mathematics, in both cases including Global Geophysics, 10 credits, and Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics, 5 credits. Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 10 credits, is recommended.
After having followed the course the student should be able to
discuss the concept and limitations of basic theory for seismic wave propagation
use principles of seismological instrumentation to select suitable equipment for various applications
apply methods of forward modelling and inversion to locate earthquakes and infer earth structure
account for how the inner structure of Earth can be derived from seismological data and discuss the uncertainty and resolution limitations of various methods
locate the earthquake source and calculate in detail the mechanism from seismic observations.
Sources of seismic waves. Seismic wave propagation. The wave equation in different forms. Exact and approximate (numerical) solution methods such as ray tracing and tomography. Examples of the results of the modelling of seismological data. Body and surface waves in heterogeneous media. Data storage and analysis. Networks and arrays. Earthquake source parameters. Macroseismic studies. Risk and hazard. Seismotectonics. Earthquake statistics.
Lectures, exercises, homework.
Written examination (8 credits) and homework assignments (2 credits).
week 31, 2016
Wallace, Terry C.
Modern global seismology