Generic Elective

Geophysics - Seismology

CODE
ΓΓΕ401
SEMESTER
8
HOURS per WEEK
3
ECTS CREDITS
4
INSTRUCTOR

Vasilis Karakostas (Dpt. of Geology)

Introduction – Basic geophysical properties of the Earth. Theory of elasticity – Seismograph. Seismic waves and their propagation in the Earth’s interior. Reflection seismology – Refraction Seismology. Structure of the Earth’s interior. Seismic faulting – Focal mechanism of the earthquakes.Earthquake magnitude.Seismicity – Macroseismic effects.Earthquake prediction.Main geophysical features in Greece.

Additional suggested literature
  • William Lowrie, Fundamentals of Geophysics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1997
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