Solid Earth Geophysics

Earth’s internal structure: composition vs mechanical properties, Geoid, GIA and viscosity, Stress and Strain from seismology perspective, Theory of Elasticity, Wave mechanics, Seismic tomography, Earth’s free oscillations, Phase transformations within the Earth, Introduction to mineral physics, Spherical harmonics, Heat: conductive, convective and radioactive heat flow, Heat flow in oceans and continents, Half space vs plate cooling models, Convection within mantle and core, Structure of mid-oceanic ridge system, Strength of continental lithosphere


  • Fowler, C.M.R., The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2005,

  • Turcotte, D., and Schubert, G., Geodynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2002, Turcotte, D., and Schubert, G.