Andrew Jackson: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Andrew Jackson
Institut für Geophysik
ETH Zürich, NO H 11.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 73 49
Fax+41 44 633 10 65
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

651-3440-01LGeophysics II4 credits3GA. Jackson, P. Tackley
AbstractTreatment of fundamental aspects of gravimetry and geomagnetism. We review the fundamentals of gravity set out by Newton, orbital dynamics and gravity applications in exploration geophysics. We will explore the mechanisms by which the geomagnetic field is created, how geomagnetic measurements can be used for resource exploration, and how palaeomagnetism tells us about the history of the Earth.
ObjectiveTreatment of fundamental aspects of geophysics in the area of gravimetry and geomagnetism: methods and applications.
Our objectives are to learn fundamental theories and techniques relevant to the geomagnetic and gravity fields, but also to put them into practice in a quantitative way. We will learn to use mathematical techniques make quantitative estimates of geophysical phenomena. The examination will require the implementation of mathematics to solve questions in the spheres of geomagnetism and gravity.
ContentGravimetry: gravitation, Earth rotation, centrifugal force. Gravity, geoid, reference ellipsoid, normal gravity. Reduction of gravity measurements, gravity anomalies. Isostasy: models of Pratt, Airy, Vening Meinesz. Interpretation of gravity anomalies and relationship to dynamic and static features.
Geomagnetism: geomagnetic fields of external and internal origin, dipole and non-dipole fields, diurnal variation, magnetic prospecting, magnetic anomalies. Rock magnetism, remanent magnetizations. Paleomagnetism: sample treatment, secular variation, geocentric axial dipole field, apparent polar wander curves, polarity reversals, magnetic stratigraphy.
Lecture notesLecture slides will be distributed.
LiteraturePrimary Texts:
W. Lowrie: Fundamentals of Geophysics, Cambridge University Press 1997 (1st Edition) or 2007 (2nd Edition)
C. M. R. Fowler: The Solid Earth - An Introduction to Global Geophysics, 2004.
Secondary Texts:
F. D. Stacey and P. M. Davis: Physics of the Earth, Cambridge Uniiversity Press 2008.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: The Dynamic Earth I or an equivalent course.
651-4180-01LIntegrated Earth Systems I Restricted registration - show details 5 credits4G + 1UO. Bachmann, A. Fichtner, A. Jackson, M. Schönbächler, P. Tackley
AbstractPlanet Earth has had complex history since its formation ~4.6 billion years ago. To understand its past evolution, and glimpse at its future, one needs an integrated perspective including many aspects of the earth sciences (e.g., geochemistry, geophysics, geology). The main goal of the course is to achieve this integrated view of the solid part of our planet.
ObjectiveThe main goal of "Integrierte Erdsystem I" is to achieve an integrated view of the solid part of our planet through a series of lectures, exercises, and tutorials that will involve multiple disciplines.