Simon Christian Stähler: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Simon Christian Stähler
Seismologie und Geodynamik
ETH Zürich, NO H 53.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 26 56
DepartmentEarth Sciences

651-4006-00LSeismology of the Spherical Earth3 credits3GM. van Driel, S. C. Stähler
AbstractBrief review of continuum mechanics and the seismic wave equation; P and S waves; reciprocity and representation theorems; eikonal equation and ray tracing; Huygens and Fresnel; surface-waves; normal-modes; seismic interferometry and noise; numerical solutions.
ObjectiveAfter taking this course, students will have the background knowledge necessary to start an original research project in quantitative seismology.
LiteratureShearer, P., Introduction to Seismology, Cambridge University Press,

Aki, K. and P. G. Richards, Quantitative Seismology, second edition,
University Science Books, Sausalito, 2002.

Nolet, G., A Breviary of Seismic Tomography, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis is a quantitative lecture with an emphasis on mathematical description of wave propagation phenomena on the global scale, hence basic knowledge in vector calculus, linear algebra and analysis as well as seismology (e.g. from the 'wave propagation' lecture) are essential to follow this course.