G7621 Processing of seizmic data

Faculty of Science
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
G1100 Principles of Geophysics || G1101 Principles of Geophysics || G1101k 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.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Practical aspects of seismogram processing and interpretation. Designed for students with good results in the course of Physics of Earth and with a serious interest in detailed knowledge of seismogram processing. The number of students will be limited, therefore, students having seismologically oriented diploma thesis will be preferably accepted.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the seismologic data and will be able to adequately evaluate them.
  • Seismometer, digitization, telemetric data transmission, data formats and filtration.
  • Velocity model.
  • Location of epicentre and hypocentre.
  • Polarization analysis.
  • Focal mechanisms.
  • Fundamentals of working in Unix environment, nawk, GMT, creation of maps.
  • Resources and exchange of seismological information.
  • SÝKOROVÁ, Zdeňka, Jana PAZDÍRKOVÁ, Pavel ZACHERLE, Radim VLACH and Petr ŠPAČEK. IPE-MONET2017: Katalog přirozených zemětřesení v sv. části ČR (IPE-MONET2017: Catalog of natural earthquakes located in the NE Czech Republic). 2018. URL URL info
  • DINWIDDIE, Robert, Simon LAMB and Ross REYNOLDS. Bouřlivá planeta Země : [sopky, zemětřesení, hurikány, bahnotoky, tsunami]. Translated by Jana Pacnerová. 1. vyd. Praha: Fortuna Libri, 2012. 360 s. ISBN 9788073216344. info
  • KALENDA, Pavel and Libor NEUMANN. Náklony, globální tektonika a predikce zemětřesení. Vyd. 1. Praha: Česká geologie, 2011. 245 s. ISBN 9788090512603. info
  • STEIN, Seth and Michael WYSESSION. An introduction to seismology, earthquakes, and earth structure. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. x, 498. ISBN 0865420785. info
  • LAY, Thorne and Terry C. WALLACE. Modern Global Seismology. Academic Press, 1995. 521 pp. International Geophysics Series, Volume 58. ISBN 0-12-732870-X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, group exercises
Assessment methods
final project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Bude otevřen v podzimním semestru 2019/2020.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2013, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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