EARTH 314 - Global and Applied Geophysics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 115 or equivalent.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Introductory algebra-based physics.
Other Course Info:
May not be taken pass/fail.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers the use of geophysical observations and techniques for investigations of Earth’s global and shallow subsurface structure, plate tectonics and earthquake faulting.

Topics include:
  1. Plate motions.
  2. Seismology, wave propagation and Earth’s layered structure.
  3. Earthquake source mechanisms.
  4. Earth’s gravity field and angular momentum.
  5. Exploration using gravity.
  6. Earth’s heat budget.

Students should complete MATH 115 Calculus I before taking this course.

Course Requirements:

Grade based on two in-class exams, lab reports, an in-class presentation, and term paper.

Class Format:

The course has a lecture (3 credits) and a 1-credit lab with a GSI component. The lab includes discussions and hands-on experience with data collection, interpretation, and modeling. We go on a two-day field trip to measure and interpret gravity variations in Michigan.

EARTH 314 - Global and Applied Geophysics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30832
Open
30
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
P
30833
Open
15
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LAB)
P
30834
Open
15
 
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Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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