1st Year

Volcano seismology and geodesy

Description including Unit Aims

Fundamental Equations and their solutions. Body and surface waves properties. Seismic signals and their classification. Sources and waves propagation features. Focal mechanisms and Moment Tensor. Seismic Energy: definition and measurements. Earthquakes Statistics. Seismometry. Seismic networks – Positioning, Earth rotation and orientation, Gravity Field, IGS GPS/GNSS Network, Measurements Systems: GPS, InSar ambiguity and resolution, Strain Tensor, Source models

Intended Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare students, including those with no seismology and geodesy background, to interpret seismic and geodetic signals from volcanoes. Students will be able to manage earthquake and geodetic source generation, measurements and the main instrumental topics (up-to date seismometers, up-to date geodetic instruments, arrays, borehole instruments… )

Assessment Information

Oral exam.


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