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Høst 2022

GEO-3137 Seismology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is available as a single course.

Course contents

This course will introduce the students to earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth and other planets. The aim is to provide training in mathematical modelling and practical data analysis pertaining to seismic wave propagation, seismology and Earth structure, earthquakes, and the relevant signal processing methods. The theory will be illustrated by several illuminating real-world applications ranging from tectonic earthquake analysis, to ambient seismic noise seismology, cryo-seismology and microseismic monitoring. Modern e-learning tools (e.g., Jupyter Notebooks and ObsPy) will be used extensively for exploring seismological data, and to provide practical training in analyzing seismological data that will be made available to the students.

The course will be conducted by a seismology expert from NORSAR in collaboration with scientists from the Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester.

UiT students: September 1st for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme of study of at least three years, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other program for basis of admission.

Application code: 9371.

Objective of the course

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


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General competences

The student can

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course will be given as an intensive course over two weeks with 30 hours of lectures and 20 hours of exercises/computer lab.

Compulsory active participation in the course.

Date for examination

School exam 07.12.2022;Portfolio hand in date 03.11.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.