Earth and Space Sciences 502, Winter 2013
The Solid Earth

Instructor: Ken Creager

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

Tentative Schedule: Subject to change as we go:

First Class Day
Note that course materials (as pdf files) are linked to the right.
Jan 8 Lecture 1; read Fowler Ch 3
Jan 10 Lecture: Standard Model; read Vine and Matthews

Jan 15 Lecture 2: Earth's Magnetic Field
Jan 17 Discuss: Vine and Matthews (Turn in blurb on VM paper)

Jan 22 Lecture Tomography (Homework 1: Magnetics due); read Fowler Ch 7
Jan 24  Tomography

Jan 29 Lecture Heatflow
Jan 31 Lecture Heatflow

Feb 5 Discuss Grand et al. (Homework 2 due)
Feb 7 Lecture Gravity

Feb 12 Discuss Plate Motions Paper: Lithgow-Bertelloni and Richards (Answers to study questions due)
Feb 14 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling

Feb 19 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling
Feb 21 Student Presentations on layered vs whole mantle convection

Feb 26 Finish Debate; paper due; Lecture on deep earthquakes and summarize Cascadia Tectonics
Feb 28 Read Wells et al. 1998; small group discussion and class discussion

Mar 5 Read Peacock or Preston on Intermediate-focus earthquakes; discuss outside class and then in groups in class
Mar 7 Read Bostock, Blakely, Audet on Serpentine Wedge; discuss outside class and then in groups in class

Mar 12 Read Rogers and Ide or Wech or Peng on Tremor and slow slip; same process as above
Mar 14  Read/discuss more papers

Mar 19 (12:00-2:00) Group Presentations
Mar 22 Final Papers due
Course Syllabus
Lecture 1
Lecture 2 Earth Magneitic Field
Assignment #1 Magnetics
Scientific Writing Guidlines
Magnetic Field Reversal Movie
Tomography Lecture
Tomography Frederik Simons
Grand et al
Assignment #2 Grand paper
Anderson 2001
Lecture Heat Flow
Lecture Gravity
Study Questions for Plate Motions
pro-layered: Hamilton
pro-layered: Kellog et al
another alternate view: Karato
Text with layered agenda
Web site dedicated to layered agenda
Cascadia Papers/Schedule
DeepQuakes Lecture
Wells98 Cascadia Tectonics
Wells2001 Cascadia Tectonics Update
Wada&Wang2010 Subduction slab-mantle decoupling
Pac/NA Plate Movie 14MB
Pacific Plate Movie 0-80My 4MB
PeacockWang 99 warm vs cold slab quakes
Preston 03 Cascadia slab quakes and water
Hacker 03 slab quakes and water
Bostock 02 Serpentine Mantle Wedge
Blakely 05 Cascadia Serpentine
Audet 09 Wet Cascadia Slab
RogersDragert 03 ETS Cascadia
PengGomberg 10 Slow vs Fast Slip Review
WechCreags 11 Cascadia stable sliding,slow slip,Eq transition
Ide 06 Eq Scaling Laws Nature
Final Project Instructions
NEHRP Seismic Hazards Map 2008
VanWagoner et al., Seattle Basin JGR 02
Delorey10 Noise Tomography of Seattle Basin: Hazards Implications