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GP113: EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES

Earthquake location, magnitude and intensity scales, seismic waves, styles of eruptions and volcanic hazards, tsunami waves, types and global distribution of volcanoes, volcano forecasting. Plate tectonics as a framework for understanding earthquake and volcanic processes. Forecasting; earthquake resistant design; building codes; and probabilistic hazard assessment. For non-majors and potential earth scientists.

Instructors: Gregory Beroza, Paul Segall

Graduate

GP281: INVERSE THEORY

Concepts of inverse theory, with application to geophysics. Inverses with discrete and continuous models, generalized matrix inverses, resolving kernels, regularization, use of prior information, singular value decomposition, nonlinear inverse problems, back-projection techniques, and linear programming. Application to seismic tomography, earthquake location, migration, and fault-slip estimation. Prerequisite: MATH 103.

Instructors: Gregory Beroza, Paul Segall

 

GP286: GLOBAL SEISMOLOGY

This course investigates how waves propagate through the whole Earth. This course examines the questions: How do body waves and surface waves behave within the Earth? and What does that tell us about the Earth? The course delves into both theory and how we apply that theory to understand seismic observations. Requirements: Math 52 or CME 102, GP130 or permission from instructor.

Instructors:Jesse Lawrence

 

GP287: EARTHQUAKE SEISMOLOGY

Theorems in elastodynamics, Green's functions, attenuation, wave propagation in layered media, ray theory, seismic moment tensors, finite-source effects, kinematics and dynamics of earthquakes, and engineering aspects of seismology.

Instructors:Eric Dunham