In the first half of the class, I will present background of elasticity and seismic tomography, the nature of anelasticity, and interpretation of heterogeneous structures in the Earth. Students will read a famous paper by Dziewonski and Anderson (1981) and understand the basic concept and underlying physics of Preliminary Reference Earth model (PREM).
Understand seismic heterogeneity in the Earth and the basic concept of PREM model that is widely referred to in the solid earth sciences.
seismic tomography, subduction, plate, hydration, PREM
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Take attendance in every lecture. Students will have presentations during the class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General introduction||Learn general topics|
|Class 2||Elasticity and seismology||Understand elastic theory|
|Class 3||Seismic tomography and inversion techniques||Understand the method to image 3D structures in the Earth|
|Class 4||Anelasticity and seismic attenuation||Understand the nature of anelasticity|
|Class 5||Interpretation of seismic heterogeneity||Understand the causes of seismic heterogeneities|
|Class 6||Seismicity in the world||Understand seismicity in the world|
|Class 7||Seismicity in subduction zones||Understand seismicity in subduction zones|
|Class 8||Magmatism in subduction zones||Understand magmatism in subduction zones|
|Class 9||Seismotectonics beneath Japan||Understand seismotectonics beneath Japan|
|Class 10||Read PREM paper||Understand the concept of PREM model|
|Class 11||Read PREM paper||Understand the concept of PREM model|
|Class 12||Read PREM paper||Understand the concept of PREM model|
|Class 13||Presentation of papers assigned to each student||Understand plate tectonics|
|Class 14||Presentation of papers assigned to each student||Understand seismo and volcano tectonics|
|Class 15||Summary||Summarize the lecture|
Students' course scores are based on reports and presentation.