## GEOPHYS 60N: Man versus Nature: Coping with Disasters Using Space Technology (EE 60N)

Preference to freshman. Natural hazards, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, and fires, and how they affect people and society; great disasters such as asteroid impacts that periodically obliterate many species of life. Scientific issues, political and social consequences, costs of disaster mitigation, and how scientific knowledge affects policy. How spaceborne imaging technology makes it possible to respond quickly and mitigate consequences; how it is applied to natural disasters; and remote sensing data manipulation and analysis. GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Terms: Aut
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA

Instructors:
Zebker, H. (PI)

## GEOPHYS 90: Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EARTHSYS 113)

Is the "Big One" overdue in California? What kind of damage would that cause? What can we do to reduce the impact of such hazards in urban environments? Does "fracking" cause earthquakes and are we at risk? Is the United States vulnerable to a giant tsunami? The geologic record contains evidence of volcanic super eruptions throughout Earth's history. What causes these gigantic explosive eruptions, and can they be predicted in the future? This course will address these and related issues. For non-majors and potential Earth scientists. No prerequisites. More information at:
https://stanford.box.com/s/zr8ar28efmuo5wtlj6gj2jbxle76r4lu

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA

## GEOPHYS 100: Directed Reading

(Staff)

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum
| Units: 1-2

Instructors:
Beroza, G. (PI)
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Biondi, B. (PI)
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Dunham, E. (PI)
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Beroza, G. (PI)
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Biondi, B. (PI)
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Dunham, E. (PI)
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Dvorkin, J. (PI)
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Harris, J. (PI)
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Klemperer, S. (PI)
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Knight, R. (PI)
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Mavko, G. (PI)
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Schroeder, D. (PI)
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Segall, P. (PI)
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Sleep, N. (PI)
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Suckale, J. (PI)
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Vanorio, T. (PI)
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Zebker, H. (PI)
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Zoback, M. (PI)

## GEOPHYS 110: Introduction to the foundations of contemporary geophysics (EARTHSYS 110)

Introduction to the foundations of contemporary geophysics. Topics drawn from broad themes in: whole Earth geodynamics, geohazards, natural resources, and enviroment. In each case the focus is on how the interpretation of a variety of geophysical measurements (e.g., gravity, seismology, heat flow, electromagnetics, and remote sensing) can be used to provide fundamental insight into the behavior of the Earth. Prerequisite:
CME 100 or MA TH 51, or co-registration in either.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA

Instructors:
Schroeder, D. (PI)
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Michaelides, R. (TA)

## GEOPHYS 112: Exploring Geosciences with MATLAB

How to use MATLAB as a tool for research and technical computing, including 2-D and 3-D visualization features, numerical capabilities, and toolboxes. Practical skills in areas such as data analysis, regressions, optimization, spectral analysis, differential equations, image analysis, computational statistics, and Monte Carlo simulations. Emphasis is on scientific and engineering applications. Offered every year, autumn quarter.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 1-3

Instructors:
Mukerji, T. (PI)
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Wollner, U. (TA)

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

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). Offered every year.

Terms: Win
| Units: 3-5
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA

Instructors:
Dunham, E. (PI)
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Lotto, G. (TA)

## GEOPHYS 130: Introductory Seismology

Introduction to seismology including: elasticity and the wave equation, P, S, and surface waves, dispersion, ray theory, reflection and transmission of seismic waves, seismic imaging, large-scale Earth structure, earthquake location, earthquake statistics and forecasting, magnitude scales, seismic source theory.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA

## GEOPHYS 141: Remote Sensing of the Oceans (EARTHSYS 141, EARTHSYS 241, ESS 141, ESS 241)

How to observe and interpret physical and biological changes in the oceans using satellite technologies. Topics: principles of satellite remote sensing, classes of satellite remote sensors, converting radiometric data into biological and physical quantities, sensor calibration and validation, interpreting large-scale oceanographic features.

Terms: Win
| Units: 3-4
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-AQR

Instructors:
Arrigo, K. (PI)

## GEOPHYS 146A: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (CEE 161I, CEE 261I, EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 246A)

Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance, the greenhouse effect, the vertical and meridional structure of the atmosphere, dry and moist convection, the equations of motion for the atmosphere and ocean, including the effects of rotation, and the poleward transport of heat by the large-scale atmospheric circulation and storm systems. Prerequisites:
MATH 51 or CME100 and
PHYSICS 41.

Terms: Win
| Units: 3

## GEOPHYS 150: Geodynamics: Our Dynamic Earth (GEOPHYS 250)

What processes determine the large-scale structure and motion of Earth? How does convection deep within Earth drive plate tectonics and the formation of ocean basins and mountain ranges? Drawing from fundamental principles of mechanics and thermodynamics, we develop mathematical theories for heat flow, mantle convection, and the bending and breaking of Earth's brittle crust. Scaling arguments and dimensional analysis provide intuition that is refined through analytical and numerical solution (in MATLAB) of the governing equations and validated through comparison with observations. Prerequisites: differential equations (
CME 104 or
MATH 53); mechanics and thermodynamics (
PHYSICS 41 and 45); prior programming experience (
CME 192 or
CS 106A) is recommended. Offered every other year.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-5
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA

Instructors:
Dunham, E. (PI)
;
Liang, C. (TA)

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