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JPE493H1
Seismology

Official description

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.

Prerequisite
JPE395H1, APM346H1/APM351Y1/MAT351Y1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY493H1
Recommended preparation
ESS345H1
Textbook
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Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
JPE493H1
session
fall
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: MW3, Room: MP118, In Person LEC9101: MW3, On Line Synchronous Note: Will be room within a dept. seminar room in MP
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.