GEOPHYSICS

GEO/10 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

STEFANO GRESTA
Email: gresta@unict.it
Office: Corso Italia 57
Phone: 095-7195709
Office Hours: martedi-venerdì 8-10
GIUSEPPE LOMBARDO
Email: lombardo@unict.it
Office: Dip. Scienze Biologiche Geologiche-sez.Scienze della Terra, C.so Italia, 57 Catania
Phone: 095 7195722
Office Hours: Lunedì-Venerdì 10:00 - 11:00


Detailed Course Content

SEISMOLOGY

Seismic waves. Snell’s law. Huygens law.

Elastic parameters: Young and rigidity moduli; Poisson coefficient. Velocity of seismic waves.

Domocrones. Structure of the Earth’s inner.

Simplified epicentral locations.

Fourier Transform.

The general equation of seismometry

The electromagnetic seismometer.

Magnitude.

Gutenberg-Richter’s law.

GRAVIMETRY

Earth gravimetric field.

Absolute and relative gravimetric measurements.

Linear and astatic gravimeters;

Corrections to gravity measurements.

Gravimetric anomalies.

 

GEOMAGNETISM

Intensity of the magnetic field; magnetic potential; magnetic moment.

Field of a magnetic dipole. Variation of the magnetic field, isoclines e isogones.

Paleomagnetism.

Origine of the geomagnetic field terrestre.

The magnetic isteresis.



Textbook Information

Gasparini e Mantovani - Liguori Editore




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