- Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Teaching department
- Earth Sciences
- Credit value
- GEOL0029 Seismology I is a prerequisite for this module, plus Maths & Stats Content and Requirement of PHAS0002 Maths Methods I, PHAS0009 Maths Methods II.
Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
The goal of this module is to present a quantitative description of how seismic waves propagate in the Earth's interior, how to process and analyse large seismic datasets and how to build and interpret models of earthquake sources and 3-D images of the Earth's interior. Applications to current research hot topics will be discussed, including invited seminars by guest scientists.
By the end of this module, students should:
- Be able to describe mathematically seismic phenomena, such as seismic wave propagation in homogeneous and isotropic media and earthquake point sources.
- Understand the principles of seismic data processing and be able to modify and build simple programs to analyse real seismic data.
- Have a good, hands-on understanding of the principles of imaging earthquake sources and Earth's structure.
- Have a good, critical knowledge of the current state-of-art in research in the main topics of seismology and its implications.
GEOL0029 Seismology I is a prerequisite for this module, plus Maths & Stats Content and Requirement of PHAS0002 Maths Methods I, PHAS0009 Maths Methods II.
Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year
Intended teaching term: Term 2 Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)
Teaching and assessment
- Mode of study
- Methods of assessment
40% Unseen two-hour written examination30% Problem sheet30% Mini project
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Dr Ana Ferreira
- Who to contact for more information
This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.