Earth & Planetary Sciences 324: Earthquakes & Tectonics

Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00-12:30, Sloss room

Syllabus

Presentation policy

Nepal earthquake meeting background and photos

Problem Set 1 material

Class lectures : these are large power point files, largely covering material in Stein and Wysession.

1: Introduction to earthquakes & plate tectonics (largely from Stein and Wysession 1 & 5.1-2)

2: Seismometers; Travel times in a spherical earth (largely from Stein and Wysession 6.6, 3.4-5)

3: Amplitudes of seismic waves (largely from Stein and Wysession 3.7)

4: Focal mechanisms (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.1-2)

5: Waveform modeling (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.3)

6: Moment tensors (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.4)

7: Earthquake geodesy (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.5)

8: Source parameters (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.6)

9: Earthquake recurrence & hazards (largely from Stein and Wysession 4.7)

10: Relative plate motions (largely from Stein and Wysession 5.1-2)

11: Absolute plate motions & hotspots (largely from Stein and Wysession 5.2)

12: Spreading centers (largely from Stein and Wysession 5.3 & 5.5)

13: Subduction zones (largely from Stein and Wysession 5.4)

14: Plate boundary zones (partly from Stein and Wysession 5.6)

15: Continental intraplate earthquakes (partly from Stein and Wysession 5.6)

16: Faulting & deformation (largely from Stein and Wysession 5.7)

Resources

Unix tutorial

Vi editor tutorial

Introduction to the linux machines, vi, and nplot (pdf)

Fortran on macintoshes