EPS 216 COURSE SCHEDULE FALL 2017

In progress and subject to Active Changes


WEEKLY SUBJECT

DATE

READING

DISCUSSION LEADER

NOTES & ASSIGNMENTS

Course organization and Lecture 1: Introduction to Active Tectonics

08/23

For very basic background read Keller and Pinter, 2002, p. 1-47


By 09/06: (1) Introduction to Matlab

Structure and Strength of Earth's Lithosphere:
 
Lecture 2: Constitutive properties of faults

08/28-08/30

 

 

Yeats et al., Ch. 2 (p. 17-29 only)
For review of mathematical description of stress or strain read Segall (2005), (sections 1.3-1.5 & 1.8 only). This is Chapter 1 in Segall 2010 book. Optional for additional background on fault strength; Scholz, 2002, p. 145-167

Discussion: Weak and strong fault

 

09/06

Scholz, 2000
Zoback, 2000 and Scholz, 2000
Hardebeck, 2015
Nam, Abraham & Erick
No class on Labor Day (09/04)

By 09/20: (2) Crustal Rheology and Strength

Reading Day (no lecture due to SCEC meeting)

09/11

Complete assigned reading, do part 1 of Assignment 2, and explore ideas for your own course project.

Roland at SCEC meeting

E-mail your proposed research project title and brief summary.

 Lecture 3: Crustal structure and constitutive properties of rocks

09/13

 

Yeats et al., Ch. 3 (p. 42-58)
Bürgmann & Dresen, 2007, p. 531-543.

 

 

Lecture 4: Fault strength and rate and state friction

09/18&25

Scholz, 1998


Discussion: Rheology of continental lithosphere

09/20

Jackson, 2002
Burov and Watts, 2006
Li-Wei &Rajbir

How the Earth Deforms:
 
Lecture 5: Deformation

09/27

Segall (2005), read sections 1.1, 1.2


By 10/04: (3) Deformation and strain exercise

Measuring Active Deformation:
 
(a) Terrestrial Geodesy:
Lecture 6: Terrestrial geodetic methods and observations


10/2&4


Bürgmann & Thatcher, 2013, p. 1-7
Segall (2001) , Triangulation & Frank's Method (.
Optional: Prescott (1981) , The determination of displacement fields from geodetic data along a strike-slip fault


  By 10/18: (4) Displacements and strain from terrestrial geodesy

(b) Space Geodetic Methods:
Lecture 7: VLBI, SLR & GPS: theory, interpretation and examples

10/04-9

Bürgmann & Thatcher, 2013, p. 7-18
Dixon, 1991


By 11/08: Write a first draft of the Introduction/Motivation portion of your paper. Discuss steps you plan to take to carry out the work and provide an updated list of relevant references.
Reading Day (no lecture)

10/11

Complete assigned reading and exercise.

Roland at UGSS SESAC meeting in Golden, CO.

Discussion: Intra-plate deformation. New Madrid strain and seismic hazard (or not?)

10/16

Smalley et al., 2005 and related News and Views (Tuttle), Comment and Reply (Calais et al.), Smalley and Ellis, 2008, and Calais and Stein, 2009 Nate & Yuexin

Lecture 8a: SAR interferometry: Theory

10/18-23

Bürgmann et al., 2000



Lecture 8b: SAR interferometry: Applications

10/25



InSAR Tutorial with Kathryn and Kang

10/30

Kathryn and Kang's GMTSAR_tutorial lecture
GMTSAR Manual and information: http://topex.ucsd.edu/gmtsar

Roland at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. No class on 11/01

The Earthquake Cycle:  

Lecture 9: Models of the earthquake cycle

11/06-08

Segall (2005, Ch. 2)
Bürgmann & Dresen, 2007 p. 544-

 

By 11/15: (5) Dislocation modeling

Earthquake Geology:

Lecture 10: Earthquake Geology and Dating Methods

11/13-15
Selected reading from Burbank & Anderson, 2001Chapters 2 (p.26-32), 3 (p.38-44;47-52), 4 (p. 57-60), and 6 (p.107-114). Here is all of Burbank & Anderson, 2001 Chapters 6 .
Tapponnier et al. 2001

 

By 11/22: (6) Earthquake Geology

Discussion:  Paleoseismology, fault slip rates  and the earthquake cycle

11/20

No class on 11/22

Weldon et al., 2004
Dolan et al., 2007 & Yeats perspective
Mariel, Irene & Hayden

Lecture 11: Tectonic geomorphology and landscapes

11/27
Wobus et al. 2006


By 12/01: (7) Scarp Erosion Exercise

Lecture 12 and Lecture 12B: Modeling Interaction of tectonics, climate and topography

11/27
Burbank & Anderson, 2001, Ch. 11




Course project presentations
11/29



FINAL PAPER DUE

12/14



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