Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Recommended Prerequisites: GEO 5210 and MATH 3150.
Description
Earthquake physics and methods of earthquake hazard assessment, earthquake mechanics; wave propagation, instrumentation, surface waves, interpretation of seismograms and earthquake location methods. A special section of the course can be taken separately that focuses on earthquake risk assessment including use of fault, earthquake history, strong ground motion, attenuation, and principles of deterministic and probabilistic earthquake risk assessment. Homework will emphasize computational and interpretational methods and will require computer skills in Fortran and Matlab or Maple. Meets with GEO 6330, 7330.