JPE1493H S (ARTS & SCI 493)
Why do earthquakes occur and how are they related to tectonic motion of the earth's surface? What is the physics behind the propagation of seismic waves through the earth, and how can it be used to determine the internal structures of the earth? This introductory course is aimed at understanding the physics behind seismic wave propagation, as well as asymptotic and numerical solutions to the elastodynamic equation. Travel time and amplitude of seismic waves are discussed based on seismic ray theory, while numerical methods are introduced to obtain accurate solutions to more complex velocity structures. Seismic tomographic methods, including their applications to hydrocarbon reservoir imaging, are also covered.
- JPE395H1, APM346H1/APM351Y1/MAT351Y1
- Recommended preparation
- ESS345H1 BR=5 , DR=SCI
Link to cross listed undergraduate course: JPE493H1 - Seismology
This is an advanced seismology course that covers a range of theoretical and computational topics related to seismic wave propagation, seismic tomography, full-waveform inversion, earthquake sources and fault dynamics, as well as exploration seismology. Detailed topics may vary based on instructors. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we will focus on computational seismology topics, including finite-difference, finite-element and spectral-element methods that can be used to numerically simulate the propagation of seismic waves.
- course title
- JPE1493H S (ARTS & SCI 493)
- cross listed course
- time and location
This cross listed course is offered together with PHY493S. For course schedule please see: PHY493S