EPS 122:

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

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Richard Allen
Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

Lecture notes

Lecture notes: The PowerPoint slides from all lectures will be posted here as pdf files. The best use of these notes is to bring them to class so you can annotate the slides during lectures.
Assigned reading: Most of the reading is from the class textbook: Fowler, "The Solid Earth" 2nd edition. Readings from Fowler will not be posted, you should buy the book. Other readings are posted on the readings page.



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Lectures
Tue
Dec 8
Midterm III
Thu
Dec 3
Student presentations
Tue
Dec 1
Student presentations
Thu
Nov 26
No class - Happy Thanksgiving
Tue
Nov 24
Convection on Earth and Mars
notes: pdf file
Thu
Nov 19
Convection on Earth
notes: pdf file
Tue
Nov 17
Geotherms
notes: pdf file
Thu
Nov 12
Heat
notes: pdf file
Tue
Nov 10
Dating processes
notes: pdf file
Thu
Nov 5
Midterm II
Tue
Nov 3
Review session
Thu
Oct 29
Planetary gravidy
Tue
Oct 27
Gravidy constraints
notes: pdf file
Thu
Oct 22
Gravidy and isostacy
notes: pdf file
Tue
Oct 20
Regional seismic imaging - Part II
notes: pdf file
Thu
Oct 15
Regional seismic imaging - Part I
notes: pdf file
Tue
Oct 12
Global velocity structure
notes: pdf file
Thu
Oct 8
Moment tensors
notes: pdf file
Tue
Oct 6
Midterm I - in class
Thu
Oct 1
The earthquake source
notes: pdf file
Thu Sep 24,
Tue Sep 29
Global seismology and wave propagation
notes: pdf file
Tue
Sep 22
Planetary dating, magnetism and tectonics?
notes: pdf file
reading: Hartmann p132-135, 256-263 ; Connerney et al, 2005
Thu
Sep 17
The geodynamo
notes: pdf file
reading: Glatzmaier et al, 1999
Tue
Sep 15
Rock magnetization and translation
notes: pdf file
Thu
Sep 10
The Earth's magnetic field
notes: pdf file
Tue
Sep 8
Plate motions
notes: pdf file
Thu
Sep 3
Plate rotations and velocities
notes: pdf file
Tue
Sep 1
Plate tectonics: A historical review
notes: pdf file
Thu
Aug 27
Introduction and class interests
notes: pdf file



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