GEOL 460

Geology 460: Solid Earth Geophysics

Lecture: CRN 25313 Section 10 T 5 PM – 7:50 PM Founders Hall 179
Lab: CRN 25328 Section 11 R 5 PM – 7:50 PM Van Matre 109

  • Instructor: Dr. Jason Robert Patton
  • Email: Jason.Patton at humboldt.edu
  • Office: Founders Hall 136
  • Phone: 707.826.3923
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

We will have one Saturday group lab (date tbd), one three day weekend field trip (dates tbd), and one weekend group lab (date up to you).

Course Syllabus: pdf file



    Labs

  • Lab 1: Spherical Tectonics
  • Lab 2: Plate Motion Rates
  • Lab 3: Seismology I (Earthquake Seismology)
  • Lab 4: Seismology (II): Seismic Refraction (weekend field trip)
  • Lab 5: Seismology (III)
  • Lab 6: Magnetometer Survey (small group field trips)
  • Lab 7: Isostasy
  • Lab 8: Geochronology
  • Lab 9: Heat flow
  • Lab 10: Oceanic Plates
  • Lab 11: Global Earthquake Recurrence
  • Lab 12: Extra Credit: Strain Rates Western US


    Field Trip Photos


    Earthquake Reports



    Research Paper Guide

  • Here is research paper writing guide and example paper.
  • Here is the rubric that will be used to evaluate all reports and research papers.

Patton’s Schedule




Class Schedule


Course Material and Educational Resources