Plate Tectonics and People


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This lesson will last one week. In it, we'll explore some things scientists have learned about how faults work that are new (since early 2000s) discoveries.


By the end of Lesson 8 you should be able to:

  • Download, manipulate, and analyze publicly available earthquake catalog data from the Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS) and from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  • Download, manipulate, and analyze publicly available geodetic data from UNAVCO.
  • Calculate plate velocities and earthquake slip from geodetic data

What is due for Lesson 8?

Lesson 8 will take us one week to complete: 29 Jul - 4 Aug 2020.

The chart below provides an overview of the requirements for Lesson 8.

Requirement Submitted for Grading? Due Date
Teaching/Learning Discussion III Yes- this discussion will be part of your overall discussion grade 12 Aug 2020
Problem set: Spectrum of Fault Slip problem set Yes - this exercise will be submitted to the "Slow Slip problem set" assignment in Canvas 4 Aug 2020