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GL5060: TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND INVERSE THEORY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This module is designed to give students a range of computational skills associated with time-series analysis and inverse theory. The module content will be delivered in the form of lectures, practicals and webinars.

 

Time series analysis and inverse theory is of paramount importance in exploration geophysics and computational sciences. The students will get familiar with signal processing and optimisation. This will open up multiple career paths in geoscience and STEM in general. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Lecturer Iraklis Giannakis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • MSc Geophysics

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will provide the student with essential computational skills associated with: A) Time series analysis and B) Inverse theory as applied to exploration geophysics and seismology.

 

Inverse Theory:

With the advent of larger and more complex datasets, the solution of inverse problems is becoming increasingly relevant in modern geophysics. In this course, as well as learning the fundamentals of inverse theory, students will be exposed to cutting edge methods used in a wide variety of applied geophysics problems.

 

Time Series Analysis:

An introduction to the theory of time series analysis applied to geophysical data acquisition and real and synthetic seismic signals, including an understanding of the underlying philosophy and mathematical foundations. The main focus will be on signal processing and 1D-2D filtering techniques with consideration to Fourier analysis and Z-transforms.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Practicals

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApply1)Understand Fourier and Z-transform 2)Being able to apply FFT filters 3)Understand how a seismometer works 4)Being able to solve linear inversion problems 5)Get familiar with global and convex optim

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApply1)Understand Fourier and Z-transform 2)Being able to apply FFT filters 3)Understand how a seismometer works 4)Being able to solve linear inversion problems 5)Get familiar with global and convex optim

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