Geophysics Building, 2nd floor
PAGE:http://www.koeri.boun.edu.tr/jeofizik/kisiler/personal/ozgun/gph520/CLASS HOURS: Mondays 13:00-16:00
Description: This course is a Master’s
level course on Plate Tectonics and Crustal Dynamics.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Geophysics
and Basic Applied Mathematics.
Goal: The goal is to obtain a broad view of how
plate tectonics work, with some basic physics behind it. We will also focus on real
and modern problems of tectonics.Topics
Linear Systems and Matrices
brief History of Plate Tectonics
Aspects of Plate Motions, Tectonics on a Sphere
to GMT (Generic Mapping Tool)
Plate Motions and Paleomagnetism
& Gravity Anomalies
Conduction and Convection
- Seismic Cycle
assignments: 20 %
Presentations: 15 %
Paper: 35 %
There will be
only a few homework asigments. But these assignments will be elaborate.
Collaboration: Collaboration is welcome and
strongly encouraged for the homework assignments. It is not OK to copy answers from each other without putting some thought
The Students will
be asked to do a class presentation of a scientific paper that will be assigned
by the instructor depending on the interests of the specific student. You will
be graded on your understanding of the concepts, depth of knowledge as well as
quality of presentation.
The students are
required to do a final paper. This will be a tectonic, geophysical problem that
will be selected by the student with the input and consent of the instructor.
This final paper has to be almost like a research paper. Significant amount of
article and book reading is necessary to identify and analyze a real world
problem. Further information on the final paper will be given in class later.