Advanced Seismology

Course content

The course will cover several aspects of global earthquake seismology and applied refraction- and reflection seismology. The focus will be on mathematical and numerical aspects of seismology, including seismic sources, elasticity theory, wave propagation, ray theories, seismic tomography, imaging, waveform inversion, seismic signal analysis and data processing.

Education

MSc Programme in Physics
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Learning outcome

Skills

This course aims to provide the student with skills to

  • compute seismic source mechanisms from seismic data
  • simulate simple seismic wave propagation
  • compute seismic rays in inhomogeneous media
  • perform simple seismic tomography
  • compute Earth images from seismic reflection data
  • understand and explain the principles of seismic waveform inversion in the acoustic approximation
  • perform basic seismic signal analysis and data processing

 

Knowledge

The course will give the students

  • a basic understanding of of the mathematics and numerical techniques of seismology.

 

Competences

The students will be able to:

  • plan, develop and carry out basic seismic data analysis, including data simulation, data inversion and processing.

Lectures and computer exercises

Will be announced later

Mathematical analysis, basic partial differential equations, linear algebra.

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
One (individual or group) project (50%) followed by an individual oral examination (50%).
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

see "skills"

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 32
  • Practical exercises
  • 16
  • Project work
  • 90
  • Preparation
  • 68
  • English
  • 206