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GEOPHYS 288: Crustal Deformation

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Instructor: Paul Segall

Learn how to model earthquake and volcano deformations measured from both space-based and ground-based sensors to reveal subsurface process. 

Earthquake and volcanic deformation, emphasizing analytical models that can be compared to data from GPS, InSAR, and strain meters. Dislocation and crack models of faults. Dislocations in layered and elastically heterogeneous earth models. Models of volcano deformation, including sills, dikes, and magma chambers. Viscoelasticity, post-seismic rebound, and viscoelastic magma chambers. Selected topics including: gravity changes induced by deformation and elastogravitational coupling; Poro-elasticity, coupled fluid flow and deformation; earthquake nucleation and rate-state friction.