Unravelling the characteristics of seismic vibrations; from elephants to the deep Earth

Location
G29 Mechanical and Civil Engineering Building (Y3 on the campus map)
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Dates
Monday 4th March 2019 (17:00-18:00)
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Contact

Jon Clatworthy, Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Email: j.c.clatworthy@bham.ac.uk

Unravelling the characteristics of seismic vibrations; from elephants to the deep Earth

Seismic energy is ubiquitous around us, generated by a range of sources: earthquakes, ocean waves, car traffic, people and animals. I will demonstrate how powerful seismic waves are for understanding the world around us by focusing on (1) images of the deep Earth obtained from observations after large-magnitude earthquakes and (2) deciphering elephant behaviour using seismic signals. 

Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr Paula Koelemeijer, UCL

Please note: All are welcome to attend and there is no admission charge