Introduction to Seismology

Global seismograph network.

A map showing the seismographs in the global seismograph network. (Image courtesy of USGS.)


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Spring 2010



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This graduate level course presents a basic study in seismology and the utilization of seismic waves for the study of Earth's interior. It introduces techniques necessary for understanding of elastic wave propagation in layered media.

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Robert Van Der Hilst, and Scott Burdick. 12.510 Introduction to Seismology, Spring 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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