Earth physics laboratory

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
62
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the Laboratory is to provide basic operational knowledge on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of seismic wave recordings produced by earthquakes and environmental noise. The methods for the measurement of earth surface deformations with satellite techniques (SAR), in particular for the construction of the co-seismic deformation surface, are also presented.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able
1. to read and understand scientific papers and books which the themes treated during the lectures;
2. to read and evaluate technical reports for practical applications of geophysical techniques;
3. to deal with problems related to process phenomena (mass, energy, momentum, etc.) with a critical view.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
The laboratory for the emergency phase will be delivered remotely on Teams or Zoom platform
Course syllabus
SAR System
· System Configuration
· Signal analysis
· SAR images and interferograms
· Processing of interferograms
· Maps of deformationse

SEISMOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT

· Seismic sensor features
· Acquisition and processing of digital time history
· Seismogram interpretation and analysis
· Seismic stations operation techniques
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of electromagnetic waves and information science.
Teaching methods
Lectures, and exercises with DORIS, QGIS (public domain) applications on PC present at the Geophysics Section.
Teaching Resources
InSAR Principles:Guidelines for SAR Interferometry Processing and Interpretation
J. Havskov, L. Ottemoller - Routine Data Processing in Earthquake Seismology. Springer

Data and images are available on the teacher's personal cloud.
DORIS and QGIS programs are in the public domain.
Assessment methods and Criteria
During an oral interview, the student must demonstrate that he has assimilated the interferometric SAR data processing technique in its fundamental components.
GEO/12 - OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 14 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday 2:30 pm
Sezione Geofisica, Via Cicognara 7