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Seismology II (GEOL0030)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
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.

Description

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
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
40% Unseen two-hour written examination
30% Problem sheet
30% Mini project
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
15
Module leader
Dr Ana Ferreira
Who to contact for more information
a.ferreira@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.