Applied Earthquake Seismology, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-18117 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 30 September 2022 – 30 October 2022
Entry requirements: 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.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083
About the course
Seismic waves from earthquakes provide a mean both to understand how earthquakes are created and to study the interior of the Earth. This is an advanced course that focuses on the analysis of seismic waves in order to locate earthquakes, determine the motion on the fault and understand the physics causing that fault motion. The course addresses theories and models for the earthquake source and the radiated seismic waves, and the techniques and algorithms used to analyse those waves. Applications to both large natural earthquakes and microearthquakes, created when the rock is fractured in e.g. mines or geothermal projects, are discussed.
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