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||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$653.49|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,757.23|
- Paper Structure
- Influence of temperature on seismic behaviour
- Influence of fluids on seismic behaviour
- Influence of composition on seismic behaviour
- Cooperative behaviour of different parts of seismic fault systems
- Influence of fault geometry on seismic behaviour
- Active fault systems and seismic hazard
- Active faults in Otago and New Zealand
- Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment and case studies
- Strong ground motions and shaking in earthquakes
- The Alpine Fault 1
- The Alpine Fault 2
- Review session and exam preparation
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Research-level understanding of state-of-the-art topics in rock deformation and the links between those topics. (Scholarship, Research, Interdisciplinary perspective)
- Comprehensive understanding of the importance of rock deformation in modern society, with particular emphasis on earthquake hazards, mineralisation and deformation of ice sheets and ice shelves (Global perspective)
- Comprehensive understanding of how field-based, experimental and mathematical techniques can be used to address and solve research-level problems in rock deformation. (Interdisciplinary perspective)
- An enhanced capacity for self-directed activity and working independently (Self-motivation)
A student who has an undergraduate background in field geology, mineralogy and petrology and some basic structural geology or tectonics.
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