ESCI 7205 Data Analysis in Geophysics
Fall 2011 TuTh 09:40-11:05 AM
CERI House 3 Conference Room or UNIX Lab
Instructor: Bob Smalley
Office hours: 2-4 M, Tu & Th, and when you see me in my
GPS orbit in Earth Fixed Frame
The course provides an overview of common tools used by
geoscientists. Homework assignments are designed to develop a
working knowledge of a wide range of computer tools. Emphasis is
placed on working in a UNIX environment. Topics will include UNIX
(MacOS-X Darwin), programming in MATLAB®, scripting (sh
and csh), AWK/NAWK, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Generic Mapping
Tools (GMT), network tools such as FTP, VNC, X display, and Adobe
Illustrator, EXCEL, Web page development, and an overview of Fortran
and C. The course will include hands on experience on the CERI
The Univerity is licensed to access many UNIX books online at safaribooksonline.
Access to this website is free from the Univerity of Memphis
Students must attend all lectures and labs. Class
absences must be discussed PRIOR to the missed class.
Homework assignments must be handed in on time; 10% will be taken
off for each day late.
The class will include completing a computer based research
project that uses the tools discussed in class. The project can,
but is not required to, be related to your primary research
interest or topic. The project must be approved before starting
work. The project should not also be used for another class you
are currently taking. Each student will give a 20 minute
presentation the last day of class.
70% homework, 10% class participation, 20% final
project. There is no final exam.
Homework assignments will be posted on the class web
page and distributed by email.
Each student will design, implement and present a
small-scale data analysis project. The project should use programs
and/or techniques discussed in the class. Geophysics data is
preferred and a project releated to the student's own research is
encouraged. Use of SAC, and/or MATLAB, and/or GMT as part of the
project is mandatory. The topic should be discussed with me,
decided on and approved no later than Nov 3rd. Each student will
give a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation the last two days of
class. The project should be thoroughtly documented and all
scripts/programs/macros turned in as part of the project. There
will be no final exam.
(Clicking on links opens a pdf
of the class. Notes are uploaded after class.)
Aug 30 Tu
Class 1 - intro, class 1 - intro, UNIX
Th Class 2 - class 2
Sep 6 Tu
Class 3 - class 3 - UNIX
Th NO CLASS - to be made up
Sep 13 Tu
Class 4 - class 4 - UNIX
Sep 15 Th Class
5 - class 5 - VI and other
Sep 20 Tu
Class 6 - class 6 - UNIX, Shell
scripts (intro programming)
Sep 22 Th
Class 7 - class 7 - scripts
Sep 27 Tu
Class 8 - class 8 - awk
Sep 29 Th Class
9 - class 9 - awk
Tu Class 10 - class 10
Oct 6 Th
Class 11 - class 11 - GMT, intro gmt
Oct 10 Tu
Class 12 - class 12 - GMT, topo map example
Oct 11 Tu
Class 13 - class 13 - GMT,
representation of numbers on computer, math on computer
Oct 13 Th
Class 14 - class 14 - MATLAB
Oct 18 Tu
Fall Break - NO CLASS
Oct 20 Th
Class 15 - class 15 - MATLAB
Oct 25 Tu
Class 16 - class 16 -MATLAB
Th Class 17 - class
17 - MATLAB
Nov 1 Tu Class
18 - class 18 - MATLAB, here are the
two files for the GUI example done in class (draw a function): GUI fig fileGUI
Th Class 19 - class 19
Nov 8 Tu
Class 20 - class 20 - SAC
Nov 10 Th Class
21 - class 21 - SAC, IRIS DMC, ftp
Nov 15 Tu Class
22 - class 22 - misc MATLAB, editing
GMT and MATLAB figures with Adobe Illustrator
Nov 17 Th Class
23 - class 23 - Fortran
Nov 22 Tu Class
24 -GIS - guest lecture by Kathy
Tucker and make-up for Dec 6 class 24
Nov 24 Th
Thanksgiving - NO CLASS
Nov 29 Tu Class
25 -Present projects - 15 mins each,
5 students - John, Cecilia, Wes, Nayeem, Sara
Dec 1 Th
Class 26 - Present projects - 15 mins each, 4 students -
Bryan, Moji, Ali, Amanda
Tu NO CLASS - out of town for AGU meeting
(I sometimes make changes to the notes presented in class - based
on questions/comments during the class or because I found
something interesting. The files at the links above are therefore
not completely static during the semester.)
- HW 1, Due: Th, Sep 1, Read Ch 1 of "UNIX and LINUX" by Ray and Ray
- HW 2, Due: Th, Sep 15,
(no class Th, Sep 8), Read Ch 2 of "UNIX and LINUX" by Ray and Ray
for Sep 6.
13 - HW 3, Due: Th, Sep 22, Read
Ch 3-6 of "UNIX and LINUX" by Ray and Ray.
20 - HW 4, Due: Tu, Sep 27.
27 - HW 5, Due: Tu, Oct 4.
4 - HW 6, Due: Tu,
11 - HW 7, Due: Th, Oct 20.
Oct 20 - HW 8, Due: Tu, Oct 25.
25 - HW 9, Due: Tu, Nov 1.
1 - no HW.
3 - Written project descriptions due. These
descriptions will serve as the specifications against which the
project will be judged.
8 - no HW.
Nov 15 - HW 10, Due: Tu, Nov 22.
Dec 1 -
All projects due.
Just about everything on the Web is "under construction" as links are ephermeal. I usually link to the source
pages, rather than offer a local copy. This means they can go away.
Please resport broken links. Some are recoverable, but many just
disappear into the ether.
If you find this web site useful and have any questions, have found
any errors, etc., please feel free to contact me - rsmalley at
memphis dot edu