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Global Tectonics and Tectonics Field Trip
- Survey of global tectonic features: subduction zones, continental collision, rifts and passive margins, arcs and back-arcs, etc.
- Offered alternate years only;
- Last offered Tu-Th 10:30-12:00, 3 units, LGI
- Lectures, readings and term paper/presentation
- Long-weekend field trip to a region of active tectonics selected by prospective class participants to view large-scale tectonic features (compass and hand-lens encouraged but not needed) - check out a former trip here - with preparatory lectures and student involvement in field trip organisation.
- Offered on alternate year basis; or annually by request. May be repeated for credit.
- Destination selected by prospective class participants in Winter quarter - contact me if interested - previous destinations (which get repeated as the student group evolves) have include Mendocino Triple Junction; NW Basin & Range/Modoc Plateau; Sierra Nevada and Mono Craters; "Sierra-to-the-Sea" evolution of California as a continental margin; southern San Andreas Fault.
Seismic Reflection Methodology, Interpretation and Processing
"This is the class I've been waiting for. Maybe it should be a required course. Simon is a great teacher."(taken from Graduate Student Advisory Committee Geophysics Course Reviews)
- Principles of seismic-reflection acquisition and processing
- Offered alternate years only
- Last offered Tu-Th 10:30-12:00, 3 units
- Lectures, homeworks and final exam
- Student-selected LGI (recommended for GP students, and required for GP students who wish to use this class to satisfy departmental degree requirements) or S/NC (recommended for less confident or less numerate GES students)
- Structural and stratigraphic interpretation of reflection profiles. Lectures and hands-on seismic interpretation, including workstation experience.
- Offered alternate years only.
- Last offered Tu-Th 10:30-12:00 (co-taught by Simon Klemperer (Mapping principles, Structural interpretation) and Stephan Graham (Stratigraphic interpretation)
- 1-4 units: minimum 3 units needed to satisfy departmental degree requirements; 1 unit corresponds to attending lectures only, no labs.
- Instructor-mandated CR/NC (do the work you need to learn the principles and methods; but don't waste time trying for an A+)
- Hands-on experience of interactive computer processing of seismic data. Methodology of seismic processing; selection of processing tools and processing parameters.
- Lectures and computer experience (ProMAX or SPW software depending on class needs; marine of land data depending on class interests)
- Only offered when a quorum of students requests it; last taught Winter 2009/2010, S/NC 2 units
Undergraduate Research Program
- Research Preparation for Undergraduates. Introduction to research methodology. Required of all undergraduates in receipt of summer internship funds from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Co-taught with Richard Nevle, lecturer in Earth Sciences.
- Spring Quarter, Monday, 4:15-5:05. 1 unit, S/NC. Lectures, mini-assignments; one in-class presentation.