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.
MSc Programme in Physics
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
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
The course will give the students
- a basic understanding of of the mathematics and numerical techniques of seismology.
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 in Absalon
Mathematical analysis, basic partial differential equations,
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignment, ~2 weeksOral examination, 30 minutesOne (individual or group) project (50%) followed by an individual oral examination (50%).
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment
see learning outcome
Single subject courses (day)
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- The Niels Bohr Institute
- Faculty of Science
- Klaus Mosegaard (9-7375796b6d6767786a4674686f34717b346a71)
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