Seismic waves as a tool for studying the Earth’s structure and earthquakes

  • Date:
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Address:
    Sokolovská 83, Praha
  • Room: K3
  • Speaker: Václav Vavryčuk

The seminar is devoted to theory of seismic waves and its application to numerical modelling of wave propagation in real geological structures. A particular focus will be devoted to the mathematical description of various types of seismic waves and associated wave phenomena, such as the wave scattering, generation of caustics and triplications of wavefronts. Furthermore, a mathematical description and numerical modelling of fracture processes in the earthquake source producing seismic waves will be discussed together with various methods of studying the Earth's structure using seismic methods. The applicability of the presented numerical methods will be demonstrated on several case studies taken from local, regional and global seismology.