EARTH 468 - Data Analysis, Inference, and Estimation
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/2
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, a programming language (e.g., Matlab, Mathematica).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces Earth and physical science students to data analysis technques and methods for constraining model parameters. Emphasis is placed on learning conceptual approaches to data analysis and applying these approaches in homework and computer exercises. The course surveys common techniques such as inverse theory and model estimation, as well as direct search methods (monte carlo, neighborhood algorithms, etc.), Bayesian techniques, least squares for linear and non-linear models, principal component analysis, and Kalman filtering. The characterization and propagation of data errors, covariance, data correlation, evaluation of model fit, and other topics in data analysis will also be covered. Additional topics, such as multi-scale analysis and gradient based methods may be covered depending on time and student interest. Students will gain knowledge of available tools and confidence in their application through hands-on exercises. Grade will be determined based on homework and a course project.

EARTH 468 - Data Analysis, Inference, and Estimation
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (LAB)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LAB)
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for EARTH 468 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)