Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Applied Seismology JFM 430 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Seismology
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Emrah Budakoğlu
Course Category
Course Objective Identifying seismic phases by seismogram analysis
Course Content Examination of local, regional and teleseismic earthquake records; Determination of wave phases from travel-time curves; Examination of coda waves; Examination of shallow earthquakes and deep earthquakes; Examination of nuclear explosion and quarry blast events; Interpretation of volcanic earthquakes
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognizes wave phases , , , , , , ,
2 Can interpret local earthquake records , , , , , , ,
3 Can interpret regional earthquake records , , , , , , ,
4 Can interpret teleseismic earthquake records , , , , , , , ,
5 Can interpret explosion records , , , , , , ,
6 Can interpret volcanic earthquake records , , , , , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Importance of seismogram analysis
2 Examination of local earthquake records
3 Examination of local earthquake records
4 Examination of regional earthquake records
5 Examination of regional earthquake records
6 Examination of teleseismic earthquake records
7 Examination of teleseismic earthquake records
8 Determination of wave phases from travel-time curves
9 Examination of coda waves
10 Examination of coda waves
11 Examination of shallow earthquakes
12 Examination of deep earthquakes
13 Examination of nuclear explosion and quarry blast events
14 Interpretation of volcanic earthquakes
Course Notes Kulhanek, O., 1990. Anatomy of seismograms, Elsevier science publishers B.V., ISBN 0-444-88375-4, p.178.
Course Resources 1. Horasan,G., A. Boztepe Güney, A. Küsmezer, F. Bekler, Z. Öğütçü, 2006, İstanbul ve civarındaki deprem ve patlatma verilerinin birbirinden ayırt edilmesi ve kataloglanması, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Araştırma Fonu Sonuç Raporu, Proje No:05T202, Bebek-İstanbul.

2. Horasan, G., A. Boztepe-Güney, 2007, Observations and analysis of low-frequency crustal earthquakes in Lake Van and its vicinity, eastern Turkey, Journal of Seismology, 11, 1-13, DOI 10.1007/s 10950-006-9022-2.

3. Horasan, G., A. Boztepe-Güney, 2003, S-wave attenuation in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey, Phys. Earth. Planet. Int., 142, 215-224.

4.Boztepe-Güney, A., G. Horasan, 2002, Enhanced ground motions due to large-amplitude critical Moho reflections (SmS) in the Sea of Marmara Turkey, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 2, 10.1029/2001GL013505, 9-1/9-4.

5. Horasan, G., 2007 Sismoloji ders notu.

6. Lay, T. & Wallace, T.C., 1995. Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press,
New York, p.521.

7. Zobin, V.M., 2003, Introduction to volcanic seismolgy, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p.290.

8. Earthquake records
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development.
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Performance Task (Application) 1 3 3
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 133
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.32
dersAKTSKredisi 5