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651-3440-02L  Geophysics III

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersA. Jackson, P. Tackley, S. Wiemer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThis course builds on Geophysik I and Geophysik II, broadening the students' education in seismology, geodynamics and geodynamo theory, by considering various specific topics of particular interest.
ObjectiveTo teach students the basics of observational seismology, earthquake source seismology, seismotectonics and the principle of seismic tomography, mantle convection over Earth history, structure of the oceanic and continental lithosphere, plate tectonics, hotspots, global heat flux, dynamo operation and magnetic field generation in Earth, planets, the Sun and stars and electromagnetism to probe the mantle.
ContentObservational seismology, earthquake source seismology, seismotectonics and the principle of seismic tomography. Mantle convection over Earth history, structure of the oceanic and continental lithosphere, plate tectonics, hotspots, global heat flux. Dynamo operation and magnetic field generation in Earth, planets, the Sun and stars; electromagnetism to probe the mantle.