Please submit your assigments electronically as much as possible, including Matlab scripts and input files, and output pdf files.
Download this matlab tutorial which provides a very basic introduction into using Matlab (from Merritts and Burgmann 2001 GSA short course Tectonics and Topography). Use and work through this as appropriate for your own level of Matlab experience. You do not need to hand in anything, but please send an e-mail on how long you spent with the assignment and any feedback or suggestions you may have. Use of Matlab is recommended, but not required for several of the GEOP571 assignments.
The files for the final part of this exercise are at:
Optional: Here is another intro to Matlab from an exercise prepared by George Hilley at Stanford, which you may want to check out too.
Download the rheology exercise in PDF format. The paper by Carter & Tsenn (1987) provides power-law parameters for the exercise and continues to be a good read on the topic.
Download the inversion exercise in PDF format, and the EDM data table text file. An early version of a chapter from Segall covers Frank's Method and includes a discussion of covariance matrices. Here's an introduction to unweighted least squares estimation. Also, for more basics on linear least square parameter estimation, see Chapter 3 of Menke (1989).
Download the tar file containing a revised version of the assignment plus supporting material, including an Excel spreadsheets with the Parkfield earthquake and Augustine volcano GPS displacements, sample matlab script to read the data in, several matlab functions, and several papers relevant to the problems.
Most recent update update: Oct 26, 2011