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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquake and volcanoes are complex and dynamic natural phenomena that pose extreme danger to human lives and property. These processes involve complex and non-linear interactions between physical/chemical/thermal processes that make their behavior challenging to understand. Research on earthquakes and volcanoes in the Department of Geophysics seeks to develop a deeper understanding of these hazards; using seismology, geodesy, stress measurements, and computational modeling.

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

GEOPHYS 60N: Man versus Nature: Coping with Disasters Using Space Technology (EE 60N)

GEOPHYS 112: Exploring Geosciences with MATLAB

GEOPHYS 113: Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EARTHSYS 113)

GEOPHYS 140: The Earth From Space: Introduction to Remote Sensing (EE 140)

GEOPHYS 180/280: Geophysical Inverse Problems (GEOPHYS 281)

GEOPHYS 187: Introduction to SES Computing (ISESC)

GEOPHYS 201: Frontiers of Geophysical Research at Stanford: Faculty Lectures

PHYSICS 211: Continuum Mechanics

GEOPHYS 257: Introduction to Computational Earth Sciences

GEOPHYS 265: Imaging Radar and Applications (EE 355)

GEOPHYS 287: Earthquake Seismology

GEOPHYS 288A: Crustal Deformation

GEOPHYS 288B: Crustal Deformation

GEOPHYS 289: Global Positioning System in Earth Sciences

GEOPHYS 290: Tectonophysics

Please see the Registrar Office for courses to fill the GER requirement, as well as, a list of Geophysics courses.