Earth and Space Sciences 502, Winter 2018
The Solid Earth

Instructor: Ken Creager

Office: ATG 222
Office Hours: by appointment
Telephone: 206-685-2803
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-11:20 in JHN 027

Tentative Schedule: Subject to change as we go:

Note that course materials (as pdf files) are linked to the right.

Jan 4 Lecture 1; read Fowler Ch 3
Jan 9 Lecture 2: Earth's Magnetic Field; read Vine and Matthews

Jan 10 Discuss: Vine and Matthews (Homework 1: Vine and Mathews due)
Jan 16 Lecture: Standard Model

Jan 17 Lecture Tomography (Homework 2: Magnetics due); read Fowler Ch 7
Jan 22  Tomography continued

Jan 24 Lecture Heatflow
Jan 29 Lecture Heatflow

Jan 31 Discuss Grand et al. (Homework 3 due)
Feb  5 Lecture Gravity

Feb 7 Discuss Plate Motions Paper: Lithgow-Bertelloni and Richards (Answers to study questions due)
Feb 12 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling

Feb 14 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling, deep earthquakes and Cascadia Tectonics
Feb 19 Student Presentations on layered vs whole mantle convection

Feb 21 Read Wells et al. 1998; small group discussion and class discussion
Feb 26 Read Peacock or Preston or Hacker on Intermediate-focus earthquakes; discuss outside class and then in groups in class

Feb 31 Read Bostock, Blakely or Hansen on Serpentine Wedge; discuss outside class and then in groups in class
Mar  5 Read Rogers and Ide or Wech or Houston on Tremor and slow slip; same process as above

Mar  7 Read/discuss  Royer,  Schmandt, Shelly
Mar  7 Read/discuss Wiens, Atwater, VanWagoner, Hotovec

Mar 12 Group Presentations  10:00-11:20 (Finals week)

Mar 15 Final Papers due
Course Syllabus
How To Read Sci Article
How To Review Sci Article
Lecture 1
Homework #1 Vine&Mathews
Earth Magneitic Field continued
Lecture 2 Earth Magneitic Field
Homework #2 Magnetics
Scientific Writing Guidlines
Magnetic Field Reversal Website
Magnetic Field Reversal Movie
Pac/NA Plate Movie 14MB
Pacific Plate Movie 0-80My 4MB
Tomography Lecture
CIDER Seismo Garnero
Tomography Frederik Simons