EARTH 483 - Geophysics: Seismology
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent election of MATH 215 and PHYSICS 240 (or 260).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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When, where, and why do earthquakes occur? How can we use the data from earthquakes to understand Earth better? What is the physics of earthquakes? This course will give an overview of the current understanding of earthquake source, wave propagation and ground motion. Concepts covered in this course include spatial and temporal distribution of global and regional earthquakes, elastic wave propagation, seismic instrumentation and data, earthquake magnitude and location, tomography, earthquake physics, ground motion, building response, induced earthquakes, and earthquake “prediction.” Readings and homework will be given biweekly. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and finish the assignments.

Course Requirements:

There are no exams for this class. The grading is based on homework and class presentations.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students


EARTH 483 - Geophysics: Seismology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM

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