Earth and Space Sciences 502, Winter 2017
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 3 Lecture 1; read Fowler Ch 3
Jan 5 Lecture 2: Earth's Magnetic Field; read Vine and Matthews

Jan 10 Lecture: Standard Model
Jan 12 Discuss: Vine and Matthews (Homework 1: Vine and Mathews due)

Jan 17 Lecture Tomography (Homework 2: Magnetics due); read Fowler Ch 7
Jan 19  Tomography continued

Jan 24 Lecture Heatflow
Jan 26 Lecture Heatflow

Jan 31 Discuss Grand et al. (Homework 3 due)
Feb  2 Lecture Gravity

Feb 7 Discuss Plate Motions Paper: Lithgow-Bertelloni and Richards (Answers to study questions due)
Feb 9 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling

Feb 14 Lecture on Geoid and Plate Motion Modeling, deep earthquakes and Cascadia Tectonics
Feb 16 Student Presentations on layered vs whole mantle convection

Feb 21 Read Wells et al. 1998; small group discussion and class discussion
Feb 23 Read Peacock or Preston or Hacker on Intermediate-focus earthquakes; discuss outside class and then in groups in class

Feb 28 Read Bostock, Blakely, Audet on Serpentine Wedge; discuss outside class and then in groups in class
Mar  2 Read Rogers and Ide or Wech or Peng on Tremor and slow slip; same process as above

Mar 7 Read/discuss Houston, Royer, or Schmandt
Mar 9 Read/discuss Wiens, Atwater, VanWagoner, Hotovec

Mar 14 Group Presentations  3:00-4:30 (Finals week)

Mar 16 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
Grand et al
Homework #3 Heat & Grand paper
Anderson 2001
Lecture Heat Flow