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Course Name
Turkish Deprem Kayıtlarının Yorumlanması
English Interpretation of Earthquake Seismograms
Course Code
JFM 507E Credit Lecture
Semester 2
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Seda Yolsal Çevikbilen
Seda Yolsal Çevikbilen
Course Objectives 1. To provide students with basic and advanced knowledge of interpretation of earthquake seismograms,
2. To explain the instrumentation in seismology, recording systems and type of the instruments (analog and digital recorders) by giving examples.
3. To define the types and properties of seismic phases generated by earthquakes and other seismic events,
4. To develop skills to improve understanding of earth structure and earthquake source properties.
Course Description Instrumentation in seismology; types and properties of the seismic waves; concepts of near-field and far-field earthquakes; crustal waves (0-10 degrees), body waves (10-103 degrees), body waves (103 and larger degrees); body waves from deep earthquakes; surface waves; travel time curves; reading and interpretation of seismograms: volcanic and geothermal earthquakes, teleseismic events and nuclear explosion records will be discussed.
Course Outcomes
Required Facilities
Textbook Kulhanek, O. (1990). Anatomy of Seismograms, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 168 pp.
Kulhanek, O. (2002). The structure and interpretation of seismograms, In: Lee W.H.K., Kanamori H., Jennings P.C. and Kisslinger, C. (eds.), International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology. Part A, pp. 333–348, Academic Press.
Other References Simon, R.B. (1981). Earthquake interpretations: A manual of reading seismograms, 150 pages, William Kaufmann Inc.
Kanamori, H. and Boschi, E. (1983). Earthquakes: Observation, Theory, and Interpretation, Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Course LXXXV, North-Holland Publ. Comp., Amsterdam, 608 pages.
Havskov, J. and Alguacil, G. (2010). Instrumentation in earthquake seismology, Published by Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 358 pages, ISBN-13 978-1-4020-2969-1 (e-book), ISBN-13 978-1-4020-2968-4 (HB).
Lay, T. and Wallace, T.C. (1995). Modern Global Seismology. Academic Press, Inc.
Scherbaum, F. (1996). Of Zeros and Poles. Fundamentals of Digital Seismology. In 'Modern Approaches in Geophysics', Kluwer Academic Publishers. 256 pages
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