Lisa Tauxe, 300E Ritter Hall, 858-534-6084, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://magician.ucsd.edu/~ltauxe
Ron Shaar, 300A Ritter Hall, email@example.com
How to take this class:
Attend each lecture listed below either live or listen to the recording online. Lectures will be 2-3:20 pm PST in the Munk Conference Room (IGPP 303).
Do the required reading in the textbook, Essentials of Paleomagnetism. Don't just skim the reading for clues to answer the homework - read the entire assigned part with concentration.
Work the assigned problems and e-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Problems are due the week after they are assigned - but don't procrastinate! The purpose of these assignments is to allow you to work through the lecture and reading material in an active way. You may consult with your fellow students, but the work you turn in must be your own. Don't just copy or modify answers from others, including handouts from previous classes - that is not what this class is about and will be considered cheating. Students suspected of cheating will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office.
In addition to the homework assignments (30%), there will be a midterm (30%), a final project (30%), and one mandatory field trip (10%).
Students of SIO 247 are encouraged to take SIO 249, a weekly 1 hour (1 unit) seminar in which student, post-docs and faculty in geomagnetism and paleomagnetism discuss the current literature and present their own research. Readings for this seminar will be coordinated with the topics in SIO 247.
|January 10th, 2012||Tauxe/Shaar||Class overview, Background Pt I||
pp. 137-166, 173-187 SIO233 notes
|Install Enthought Python, PmagPy package||Lecture 1|
|January 12th, 2012||Shaar||Math and Physics Background, Pt II||Consider the "self assessment". These questions are fair game for the midterm....||Lecture 2|
|January 17th||Shaar||Spherical Harmonics and the Geomagnetic Field||
Lecture 3 Notes - Pt I
|Problems and datafile||no recording|
Magnetism at the Atomic Level
Induced and remanent magnetism
|Do Problem 3.1||Lecture 5|
|January 26th||Tauxe||Magnetic energy, Magnetic domains, Magnetic hysteresis||
Chapter 4, Chapter 5 through 5.2
|Do Problem 4.2||Lecture 6|
Natural Remanence - Part 1
Chapter 7 through Section 7.4
|Problem 7.4||Lecture 7|
Natural remanences - Part II, Laboratory induced remanences, How to take paleomagnetic samples (prep for field trip)
Chapter 7 Sections 7.5 to the end
|Do problems 1 and 2 and 3 at the end of Chapter 7||Lecture 8|
|February 4th||Tauxe/Shaar||SPECIAL SATURDAY FIELD TRIP!|
|February 7th||Shaar||Magnetic Mineralogy||
|Problems 6.1 & 6.2 at the end of Chapter 6||no recording|
|all of the above|
|February 14th||Tauxe||Learn how to analyze the data you generate||
Do problems 9.1 and 9.6
|February 16th||Shaar||PALEOMAG INSTRUMENTATION - IN LAB||Start on the lab assignment|
|February 21st||Tauxe||Paleomagnetic data analysis - Fisher statistics||
Do problem 11.1
|February 23rd||Shaar||Applied Rock Magnetism||
|finish lab assignment|
|February 29th||Tauxe||Monte Carlo simulation and bootstrapping in paleomagnetism||
|Do problems 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3.||Lecture 13|
|March 1st||Tauxe||Anisotropy in paleomagnetism||
Turn in a 2 page proposal on your final project.
|Lecture 14||March 6th||Shaar||Paleointensity||
|Do problem 10.1||
The ancient geomagnetic field - intro, Paleosecular variation, Reversals and Excursions
|Do problem 14.1|
|March 13th||Tauxe||The Geomagnetic polarity time scale, Magnetostratigraphy||Chapter 15||Do problems 15.1 and 15.2|
|March 15th||Shaar||Poles and apparent polar wander, Plate tectonic reconstructions||Chapter 16||Do problem 16.5.|
|March 22, 3-6 pm||Student presentations|