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Seismic Waves and Seismology



Course format On-site
Datum 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

Course content

This course gives a basis for understanding how elastic waves, generated by earthquakes or controlled sources, propagate through the earth and thus provide information about its interior

Application procedure

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this course:

  • you know how strain and stress are related in elastic materials and are familiar with the elastic wave equation
  • you can quantify how interfaces reflect, refract and convert waves
  • you know how elastic properties like attenuation and anisotropy affect wave propagation
  • you have seen how numerical modelling can be used to simulate wave propagation
  • you can use ray theory and is aware of its strengths and limitations
  • you understand how elastic waves are used to probe the Earth and have detailed knowledge about at least one modern method to do so


ISCED Categories

Mariene Geologie
Fysische en chemische oceanografie