Theory of seismic waves (Theorie seismischer Wellen)

(24 306a)

Type

Lecture

Instructor

Prof. Dr. Serge A. Shapiro

Institution

Institute of Geological Sciences

Fachrichtung Geophysik

Semester

usually offered in summer semester

Scope of Course

Room

Malteserstr. 74-100

D144

Student Profile

Masterstudent/inn/en mit Schwerpunkt Geophysik

Literature

Aki and Richards: Quantitative Seismology, 1980

Sherif and Geldart: Exploration Seismology, 1995

Content

This course beginns with an introduction to wave propagation based oncontinuum mechanics and then covers the following topics:

  • Derivation of the elasto dynamic Green's function for homogeneous, isotropic media.
  • Waves in layered media
  • Waves in random media
  • Born approximation
  • Rytov Approximation
  • Waves in in anisotropic media.
  • geometrical optics 

Exercises/Tutorial

Exercises accompanying this lecture are offered.