Initial Publication Date: October 10, 2012

Geophysics Workshops and Events

Seismic Tomography for Teaching and Research

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together seismologists who work regularly with seismic tomography with geoscientists and geoeducators who would like to incorporate more seismology into their classes, research, and advising. Topics that addressed include: The different kinds of seismic tomography; resolution of tomograms; interpreting tomograms (in terms of temperature, composition, mineral phases, partial melt, water content, mineral grain size, etc.); tomographic inversions; different data types used; sensitivity kernels for wave paths; using tomograms to identify dynamic structures; and crustal imaging and industry tomography.

Teaching Structural Geology, Geophysics, and Tectonics Workshop

This 2012 workshop aimed to explore the following questions: what are the grand challenges, leading edge ideas, and frontiers in structural geology, geophysics, and tectonics? How can we teach these ideas effectively in undergraduate courses? What innovative strategies can we use to integrate structural geology, geophysics, and tectonics in the courses that we teach for majors? What role can GIS and GPS analysis play in teaching these disciplines? This workshop was an exciting collaborative effort that addressed these and related issues in order to help faculty teach undergraduate structural geology, geophysics and tectonics more effectively.

Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research

As a part of the 2011 series of workshops, On the Cutting Edge offered a virtual workshop on Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research. The workshop consisted of six 2-hour sessions on Wednesday afternoons over the course of February through April, 2011.

Understanding the Deep Earth

This 2010 virtual workshop focused on the exciting new science that is emerging from the study of the deep earth using a variety of approaches. This is an opportunity for participants to survey the breadth of new information that is currently available through recent research about the deep earth, and to explore new ways to integrate this information into undergraduate geoscience course work.

Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century

As a part of the on the cutting Edge Follow-On Workshop program, a workshop on Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century was held at the 2010 UNAVCO Science Workshop in Boulder, CO, on March 8, 2010. See the web page for more details.

Teaching Geophysics in the 21st Century

A workshop for teaching geophysics in the 21st Century, was held August 12-15, 2007. The workshop took place at the geologically exciting and scenic location of the University of Michigan's Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station in Jackson, WY. As an outcome of this workshop, participants were interested in compiling a list of 'home-made' software faculty use in their geophysics courses; community members are welcome to contribute to this list.