G8311 Physics of the Earth and Seismology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
3/1. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Chadima (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Rostislav Melichar, Dr.
Institute of Physics of the Earth - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Wed 13:00–15:50 Gp,02006, Wed 16:00–16:50 Gp,02006
Prerequisites (in Czech)
G1100 Principles of Geophysics || G1101k Principles of Geophysics || G1101 Principles of Geophysics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 39 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/39, only registered: 0/39, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/39
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main objectives of the course are the following: Basic structural and compositional features of the Earth, physical aspects of geodynamics and rheology of lithosphere. Basics of seismology. At the end of this course, students should be able to explain priciples and give main examples of extracting the basic information on Earth from geophysical data in regional to global scale.
  • Composition, structure and internal dynamics of the Earth.
  • Gravity and figure of the Earth, interpretation of gravity anomalies and gravity maps.
  • Seismology.
  • Cooling of the Earth.
  • Geomagnetism.
  • Rheology of the lithosphere.
  • Anderson, Don L. (1989) Theory of the Earth. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  • LOWRIE, William. Fundamentals of geophysics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xiv, 354 s. ISBN 0-521-46728-4. info
Assessment methods
Lectures, running tests, final test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Výuka proběhne v podzimním semestru akademického roku 2009/2010.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2007, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
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