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Use of Matlab or similar programming environment (e.g., Python) is recommended, but not required for several of the EPS216 assignments. This exercise is meant as a very basic introduction to Matlab, but you should feel free to use other languages as you prefer. Download this matlab tutorial which provides
a very basic introduction into using Matlab (from Merritts and Burgmann
2001 GSA short course Tectonics and Topography). Use and work through this as appropriate for your own level of Matlab experience. Alternatively, if you prefer to use Python, but are new to it, this Python intro by Burkhard Millitzer (EPS109) might be useful. You do not need to hand in anything, but please send an e-mail on how long you spent with the assignment and any feedback or questions you may have.
Optional: Here is another intro to Matlab from an exercise prepared by George Hilley at Stanford, which you may want to check out too.
Download the rheology exercise in PDF format (updated for 2018). The paper by Carter & Tsenn (1987) provides power-law parameters for part 2 of the exercise and continues to be a good read on the topic.
Some background notes on rheology .
Download the text of this exercise (updated for 2018). I recommend to use Matlab (or Excel etc.) to do the first part of this exercise as well. Read Chapters 2 and 3 from George Hilley's manual of the Penck1D scarp diffusion code for background on the scarp erosion problem and how to model it.
Download the Excel scarp diffusion
spreadsheet. to be used for the last part of the exercise. You
can also grab my edge
and screw dislocation (EXCEL_DISLOCATION) spreadsheet (tar file ), if
you are interested.
Click here for the Penck1D matlab code written by George Hilley ((tar file ). You can use this instead of the EXCEL spreadsheet in the second half of the exercise.
Most recent update update: November 19, 2018