12.712 Advanced Marine Seismology

Class Info

Focuses on synthetic seismograms, ocean bottom refraction seismology, and multi-channel reflection seismology as applied to studies of the ocean sediments, crust, and lithosphere. Topics include: the wave equations for elastic/anelastic, isotropic/anisotropic, homogeneous/heterogeneous and fluid/solid media; ray theory and WKBJ approximations; the Sommerfeld/Weyl integrals, asymptotic analysis, and Lamb's problem for a fluid/solid interface; reflectivity and related methods; finite difference and finite element methods; and special topics of interest to the class. Extensive readings of geophysical and seismological literature.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.712 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. Stephen (WHOI).

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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