Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Selected Topics In Seismology JFM 631 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. GÜNDÜZ HORASAN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

To give knowladge on seismic wave atenuation and big amplitude Moho reflections to the graduate students who want to study seismology

Course Content

Different mechanical models: Maxwell, Kelvin Voight, ect.;  Attenuation of seismic waves ( Body, Surface and  Coda wave), quality factor (Q); Methods for calculation of attenuation: Coda wave method, Coda normalization method; Description of anisotropy, S wave splitting; Examples of attenuation studies in Turkey: Attenuation studies in Marmara, Western Anatolia and Erzincan region, Examples of attenuation studies in other countries; Examination of large amplitude wave phases reflecting from Moho: Examples from Marmara region and other studies.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognizes different mecanical models (Maxwell, Kelvin Voit, ect.) Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
2 Can explain anelasticity and anizotropy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
3 Can explain attenuation of seismic waves and calculate quality factor Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
4 Recognize big amplitude waves reflected from Moho and can explain its effects Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Different mechanical models (Maxwell, Kelvin Voight, ect.)
2 Attenuation of seismic waves: Attenuation of body and surface waves
3 Attenuation of coda waves and quality factor Q
4 Methods for calculation of attenuation: Coda wave method and coda normalization method
5 Description of anisotropy, S wave splitting
6 Examples of attenuation studies in Turkey; Attenuation studies in Marmara region
7 Attenuation studies in Western Anatolia
8 Attenuation studies in Erzincan region
9 Examples of attenuation studies in other countries
10 Examination of articles on attenuation
11 Examination of articles on attenuation
12 Examination of large amplitude reflected phases in Marmara region
13 Examination of articles on large amplitude wave phases which reflected from Moho.
14 Examination of articles on large amplitude wave phases which reflected from Moho.
Course Notes <p>Lecture notes</p>
Course Resources

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

2. Aki, K. and Richards, P. G., 2002, Quantitative Seismology, University Science Books, 700p.
3. Hakemli dergilerde yayınlanmış ilgili makaleler.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation and announcement
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications X
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 40
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 18 18
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 18 18
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6