Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits in total. Of these, 80 credits in physics and mathematics, including Global geophysics, 10 credits; alternatively, 70 credits in Earth science, including Global geophysics, 10 credits, and 30 credits in mathematics and 15 credits in physics. Recommended previous knowledge: Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 10 credits.
On completion of 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, compulsory home work
Written examination corresponds to 8 credits and the compulsory part to 2 credits.
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.