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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 453 - Seismology

Elasticity theory, the wave equation, ray theory, diffraction, waveform modeling, travel time inversion. Data analysis. Three hours lecture per week plus four hours of scientific computing lab. Offered alternate years. GEOL 453 and GEOL 553 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: MATH 173.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify seismic phases.
  • Demonstrate the use of seismic analysis software for data interpretation and modeling.
  • Explain the origin and travel time of seismic phases.
  • Illustrate the internal seismic structure of the Earth.
  • Calculate epicenters, magnitudes and focal mechanisms using seismic data.

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