GE391 Introduction to Geophysics

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Boston College

2009 Fall Semester

Prof. John E. Ebel, Dept. of Geol. and Geophys., Devlin Hall 309 (617-552-3399) and Weston Observatory (617-552-8319), email: ebel@bc.edu

Prof. Ebel's Office Hours: Devlin Hall 309, Tues. & Thurs., 3-4 pm or by appointment.

Readings

Earthquake Magnitudes:

Richter1935.pdf

GutenberRichterMagnitude.pdf

 

Gravity and Geodesy:

Reese_Earth_Physics.pdf

Geodesyin21stcen.pdf

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/229667/geoid#

 

Magnetics

http://dawn.ucla.edu/personnel/russell/papers/earth_mag/

 

Plate Tectonics

           http://www.rasmussen.edu/articles/beginners-guide-to-plate-tectonics.asp

Powerpoints

Magnitude Lecture 9/22/09

First Gravity Powerpoint Lecture

Second Gravity Powerpoint Lecture

Magnetics Lectures

Plate Tectonics 1

Plate Tectonics 2

Homeworks

Magnitude Homework (due 9/29/2009)

(Note: I do not yet have the table of station distances for doing the last problem on the homework.  I will provide that later and repost the homework at that time.)

Gravity Homework (due 10/13/2009)

Magnetics Homework (due 10/15/2009)