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GEOPHYS 218Z: Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 118Z, CEE 218Z, GEOPHYS 118Z)

Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering, and policy problems presented by external partners in a real urban setting. Multiple projects are offered and may span both Winter and Spring quarters; students are welcome to participate in one or both quarters. Students are expected to interact professionally with government and community stakeholders, conduct independent team work outside of class sessions, and submit deliverables over a series of milestones. Prerequisite: the Autumn (X) skills course or approval of instructors. For information about the projects and application process, visit http://bay.stanford.edu.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-5

GEOPHYS 220: Ice, Water, Fire (GEOPHYS 120)

Introductory application of continuum mechanics to ice sheets and glaciers, water waves and tsunamis, and volcanoes. Emphasis on physical processes and mathematical description using balance of mass and momentum, combined with constitutive equations for fluids and solids. Designed for undergraduates with no prior geophysics background; also appropriate for beginning graduate students. Prerequisites: CME 100 or MATH 52 and PHYSICS 41 (or equivalent).
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Dunham, E. (PI)

GEOPHYS 222: Reflection Seismology (GEOPHYS 182)

The principles of seismic reflection profiling, focusing on methods of seismic data acquisition and seismic data processing for hydrocarbon exploration.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

GEOPHYS 223: Reflection Seismology Interpretation (GEOLSCI 223, GEOPHYS 183)

The structural and stratigraphic interpretation of seismic reflection data, emphasizing hydrocarbon traps in two and three dimensions on industry data, including workstation-based interpretation. Lectures only, 1 unit. Prerequisite: 222, or consent of instructor. ( Geophys 183 must be taken for a minimum of 3 units to be eligible for Ways credit).
Terms: Win | Units: 1-4

GEOPHYS 227: Global Seismology

Fundamentals of global-scale seismic wave propagation, including a review of the basic structure of the Earth; body waves in terms of ray-theory representation; surface waves as traveling waves and normal modes; free-oscillations of the Earth and ray-mode duality; normal mode summation, the spectral element method and synthetic seismograms; adjoint methods; seismic sources within the Earth and at the surface of the Earth (e.g. in the ocean). Problem sets include numerical simulations on the CEES cluster. Recommended prerequisite: GEOPHYS 130
Terms: Spr | Units: 3


Most problems in Earth Science are dazzling and beautifully complex. Abstracting from this natural complexity to identify the essential components and mechanisms of a natural system is perhaps the most important, but commonly overlooked, task for developing testable mathematical models for Earth and Environmental Science. This course focuses on conceptual model development, rather than addressing the variety of formal mathematical techniques available for the analytical analysis or numerical simulation of a model. Recommended Prerequisites: CME 100 or MATH 51 (or equivalent)
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Suckale, J. (PI)

GEOPHYS 230: Ice Penetrating Radar (GEOPHYS 165)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the physics, systems, processing, and analysis of ice penetrating radar, preparing students to use it as a quantitative research tool. Target students are graduates or advanced undergraduates in geophysics, glaciology, planetary science, or engineering with an interest in the use of radar to study glaciers, ice sheets, or icy planets.nPrerequisite: EE 142 or EE 242 or PHYS 43 or instructor consent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3

GEOPHYS 237: Evolution of Terrestrial Planets

Despite forming in the inner solar system from broadly similar starting materials, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and the Moon each represent a unique outcome of the planetary formation process. Processes occurring deep inside planets drive the evolution of planetary crusts and atmospheres, which both control planetary habitability. This course explores how geophysical approaches such as gravity, topography, seismology, heat flow, and magnetism provide insight into the thermal and chemical histories of each rocky world. We cover how planetary scientists study ancient processes such as core formation, impact cratering, magnetic field generation, mantle convection, and tectonics by a combination of spacecraft measurements, modeling, and laboratory analyses of extraterrestrial materials. Recommended prerequisites: PHYSICS 41, 43, and MATH 51 or CME 100, or instructor consent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Tikoo, S. (PI)

GEOPHYS 241A: Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 141, ENERGY 241)

(Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of rock-physics, seismic attributes, sedimentological information and spatial statistical modeling techniques. Student teams build reservoir models using limited well data and seismic attributes typically available in practice, comparing alternative approaches. Software provided (SGEMS, Petrel, Matlab). Offered every other year.nRecommended: ERE240/260, or GP222/223, or GP260/262 or GES253/257; ERE246, GP112
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4

GEOPHYS 254: Sedimentology and Rock Physics of Carbonates (GEOLSCI 254)

Processes of precipitation and sedimentation of carbonate minerals as well as their post-depositional alteration with emphasis on marine systems. Topics include: geographic and bathymetric distribution of carbonates in modern and ancient oceans; genesis and environmental significance of carbonate grains and sedimentary textures; carbonate diagenesis; changes in styles of carbonate deposition through Earth history; reservoir quality and properties defined by storage capacity, flow (permeability) and connectivity of pores (effective porosity); the interplay between these properties, the original depositional characteristics of the carbonate sediments and post-depositional alteration; relationships between dissolution processes, cementation processes, and the resulting connectivity of the flow pathways. Lab exercises emphasize petrographic and rock physics analysis of carbonate rocks at scales ranging from map and outcrop to hand sample and thin section.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4
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