Earthquake seismology (geophysics seminar)

(Presently listed as section 1 for ASTR6650 and section 2 for GEOL and PHYS)

Anne F. Sheehan and Craig H Jones, instructors.

MWF 11-11:50, room BESC 355

The main site for this course will be on D2L

Fall 2017

Text: Routine Data Processing In Earthquake Seismology: With Sample Data, Exercises And Software, Jens Havskov and Lars Ottemoller, Springer, 2010.

Overview: The most fundamental information on earthquakes is when they happened, where they were, how deep, and what kind of fault slip occurred. Misunderstanding the trade-offs and uncertainties in these parameters can create errors in interpretation and, in some cases, mistakes in public policy responses to emerging threats. This class will review the basics of earthquake location from simple to complex approaches, how we determine the size and fault orientation of an earthquake, and the influence of seismic velocity structure on both location and earthquake source.

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C. H. Jones | CIRES | Dept. of Geological Sciences | Univ. of Colorado at Boulder

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