,to
computer simulations of geophysical methods. Development of

individual projects, writing appropriate computer codes. Introduction to

efficient use of Matlab as a tool for research in Earth Sciences.

GPH 528 The Physics of Earth’s Interior
(3+0+0)3

Chemical and physical models of the earth. Studying structure of

the Earth’s crust by using explosion and earthquake seismology,

gravity, magnetic and electromagnetic methods. Case studies from

Turkey and the world.

GPH 530 Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics
(3+0+0)3

Study of electromagnetic sounding methods. Principles of magnetotellurics

(MT), controlled source audio-frequency magnetotellurics (CSAMT),

geomagnetic deep sounding (GDS) and very-low-frequency (VLF)

methods. Field applications and interpretation of electromagnetic data.

GPH 531 Fields in Geophysics
(3+0+0)3

Introduction to the classical field theory of geophysical interest, namely

steady state and time dependent electromagnetic fields, currents.

Lagrangian field theory. Gravitational and magnetic fields.

GPH 532 Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
(3+0+0)3

Historical development of geomagnetism. Global geomagnetic

studies, observation techniques, instrumentation and geomagnetic

observatories. Introduction to paleomagnetism.

GPH 540 Wave Propagation I
(3+0+0)3

Stress and strain, equation of motion, wave equation, One

dimensional solution of wave equation, body waves and ray theory,

Snell’s Law, travel times and the structure of the Earth.

GPH 542 Physics of Earthquake Sources I
(3+0+0)3

Point sources. Near field, far field radiation. Equivalent body

forces. Double couple sources. Elastostatic. Elastodynamic. Seismic

moment tensor. Radiation pattern. Fault plane solutions. Finite sources.

Rupture models. Haskell source. Source directivity. Source spectrum.

Fault geometry and corner frequency. Stress drop, rupture velocity.

Magnitude. Energy.

GPH 543 Observational Seismology
(3+0+0)3

Historical and conceptual background of observational seismology,

consequences of recent technical developments, seismicity, seismic

sources and source parameters, rules and procedures for magnitude

determination and magnitude scales, seismic waves and travel times,

seismic signals and noise, seismic data formats, data analysis

and seismogram interpretation, seismic analysis codes (SAC, Seatools,

geotools), locating earthquakes.

GPH 544 Seismic Instrumentation
(3+0+0)3

Overview, basic theory and history of seismometry. The frequency

response function, the transfer function, the impulse response function,

the condition for stability, the step response function, pole and zero

positions. Seismometry, seismic sensors and their calibration, seismic

recording systems. Seismic networks: Site selection, preparation and

installation of seismic stations, seismic network purpose, seismic network

configuration, data transmission and data acquisition. Seismic arrays.

GPH 547 Seismic Interpretation
(3+0+0)3

Theory of seismic refraction and reflection, data processing, velocity

analysis, filtering, migration, synthetic seismograms, two and three-

dimensional interpretation, computer applications and examples.

GPH 560 Environmental and Applied Geophysics
(1+0+0)1

Principles and applications of geophysical methods, seismic refraction

and reflection, gravity, magnetism, electromagnetism, resistivity and

ground penetrating radar. Hands on field exercises and demos at

some selected sites. Familiarization with report writing and application of

each method. Site studies related to environmental, engineering and

archaeological problems.

GPH 579 Graduate Seminar*
(0+1+0)Non-credit

The widening of students’ perspectives and awareness of topics of

interest to geophysicists through seminars offered by faculty, guest

speakers and graduate students.

GPH 591-594 Selected Topics in Geophysics I-IV
(3+0+0)3

Topics related to the research works in geophysics. Practical

aspects of explosion and earthquake seismology. Use of software for

analyzing collected geophysical data and preparing scientific reports.

GPH 595-596 Independent Studies I-II
(1+0+0)1

Independent research projects or directed readings designed to meet

the needs and interests of individual students. Regular conferences

given by students and instructors required.

GPH 598 M.Sc. Seminar
(1+0+0)1

Investigation in depth of a special topic related with the student’s

major area of study and research in geophysics, with the aim of

original contribution to the subject. Preparation and defence of a M.S.
thesis.