Syllabus for Applied Earthquake Seismology
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1GE061
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2019-03-07
- Established by:
- Revised: 2022-02-02
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2022
180 credits including 75 credits in physics and mathematics. Seismology, 10 credit, and Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
On successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
- explain and critizise the most important models for crack propagation and rock friction.
- analyze the seismic radiation pattern, how that pattern is related to the source and how this can be formulated in terms of the seismic moment tensor.
- calculate earthquake locations in both absolute and relative terms using seismic observations.
- calculate focal mechanisms and moment tensors with various methods using seismic observations and evaluate the results.
- explain how synthetic seismograms are constructed and use methods to simulate synthetic seismograms.
- present how a seismic hazard assessment is performed.
Brittle failure of rock, rock friction, fault mechanics, pore pressure effects, earthquake mechanics, Green's functions for elastic waves. Earthquake detection. Absolute and relative location of earthquakes. Determination of focal mechanisms and moment tensors. Modelling of the earthquake source and resulting seismic waves. Synthetic seismograms. Induced seismicity. Earthquake forecasting and hazard assessment.
Lectures, exercises, seminar presentations.
Homework assignments (4 credits) and seminar presentation (1 credit).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
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