Earth and Space Sciences 502, Winter 2015
The Solid Earth

Instructor: Ken Creager

Office: ATG 222
Office Hours: by appointment
Telephone: 685-2803

Tentative Schedule: Subject to change as we go:

Note that course materials (as pdf files) are linked to the right.
Jan 6 Lecture 1; read Fowler Ch 3
Jan 8 Lecture: Standard Model; read Vine and Matthews

Jan 13 Lecture 2: Earth's Magnetic Field
Jan 15 Discuss: Vine and Matthews (Homework 1: Vine and Mathews due)

Jan 20 Lecture Tomography (Homework 2: Magnetics due); read Fowler Ch 7
Jan 22  Tomography

Jan 27 Lecture Heatflow
Jan 39 Lecture Heatflow

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

Feb 10 Discuss Plate Motions Paper: Lithgow-Bertelloni and Richards (Answers to study questions due)
Feb 12 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling

Feb 17 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling
Feb 19 Student Presentations on layered vs whole mantle convection

Feb 24 Finish Debate; paper due; Lecture on deep earthquakes and summarize Cascadia Tectonics
Feb 26 Read Wells et al. 1998; small group discussion and class discussion

Mar 3 Read Peacock or Preston or Hacker on Intermediate-focus earthquakes; discuss outside class and then in groups in class
Mar 5 Read Bostock, Blakely, Audet on Serpentine Wedge; discuss outside class and then in groups in class

Mar 10 Read Rogers and Ide or Wech or Peng on Tremor and slow slip; same process as above
Mar 12  Read/discuss Wiens or Bartlow or Iverson

Mar 17 (12:00-3:00) Group Presentations  (Finals week)
Mar 20 Final Papers due
Course Syllabus
Lecture 1
Lecture 2 Earth Magneitic Field
Homework #1 Vine&Mathews
Homework #2 Magnetics
Scientific Writing Guidlines
Magnetic Field Reversal Movie
Tomography Lecture
Tomography Frederik Simons
Grand et al
Homework #3 Heat & Grand paper
Anderson 2001
Lecture Heat Flow