Professor of Geological Sciences
My Policies on Grading and Other Student Matters
My Mentoring Statement
Basics of Inversion I first taught this four lecture minicourse
on Inverse Theory at U. Alaska Firbanks in 2009. Course Material
includes lectures and MatLab scripts.
Dynamics of the Earth System This is a course on how to model
the behavior of earth and environmental system, including atmospheric
circulation, the cooling of the solid earth, the transport of pollution
by wind, etc. I have not taught this course recently; its been more
or less discontinued. (Class notes).
Energy Resources (normally
Is a course taught by Dr. Abbott; I have just filled in occasionally. It covers
the basics of where the world gets its energy. (Energy Resource Web Pages).
Environmental Data Analysis This undergraduate course teaches how to make
useful scientific inferences from reams of raw data. (Class
Environmental Hazards and Disasters
Hazards covered by this course include earthquakes, volcanos, floods, meteor impacts, etc.
I have taught it jointly with Dr. Klaus Jacob of LDEO.
Some course material here
Frontiers of Science I am a secion instructor
for this required undergaduate science survey course. Course
Geophysical Inverse Theory This course on the application
of inverse theory to geophysical problems uses the text and associated lecture
series of my book
Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory, MATLAB edition
Introduction to Seismology
This undergraduate course covers methods of observational seismology, including: learning to read
seismograms to using them to study earthquakes and the faulting process,
as well as the internal structure of the earth. Course material
Practical Seismology Seminar on Practical Seismology
Solid Earth System Part of the 3 semester Environmental
Science coure curriculum called "The Earth System".
Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis
Data Analysis for Earth and Climate Sciences. Doug martinson and
I teach this course on alternate years. My version of the course now
uses the test and associated lecture series of my and Josh Menke's
Environmental Data Analysis with MatLab. An older lecture set is
(here). A new lecture set is (here).