EES XXX – Introduction to Seismology

An introductory course to the field of seismology for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students. The physics of seismic wave propagation provide quantitative constraints on the structure of Earth’s solid interior from crust to core. Earthquake source theory is necessary for describing relevant earthquake statistics and forecasting earthquake hazards. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of elasticity, stress, strain, and seismometer design, the derivation of the seismic wave equation, and its application to describing the full seismic spectrum, i.e., compressional and shear body waves, surface waves, and normal modes.