Theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the deformation of rocks and ice, deformation mechanisms, active faulting processes, and associated natural hazards.
|Paper title||Advanced Topics in Rock Deformation|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$704.22|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GEOL 430
A student who has an undergraduate background in field geology and some basic structural geology or tectonics. Basic mathematical ability is an advantage.
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Professor Mark Stirling
- Paper Structure
- Earthquake physics and statistics
- Tectonic geomorphology and paleoseismology
- Integration of instrumental and geological earthquake data
- Earthquake hazard analysis
- Time-dependency of earthquakes
- Outputs for end-users
- Alpine Fault case study
- Hikurangi subduction zone case study
- Teaching Arrangements
One 1.5-hour lectures per week, with two lecture periods spent on individual projects.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will have:
- Research-level understanding of state-of-the-art topics in seismotectonics and consequent hazards (Scholarship, Research, Interdisciplinary perspective)
- Understanding of the key components of seismic hazard analysis, and the required outputs for end-users
- The state-of-the-art in seismic hazard analysis New Zealand and beyond
- Effective science communication
- Cognisance of relevant employment markets
- An enhanced capacity for self-directed activity and working independently (Self-motivation)