Prof. Arora to host short term in Central Himalaya, India

The 2500 km long Himalaya is a classic example of a seismically active plate boundary system. It has offered inspiration to the world’s geologists to understand the earthquake mechanisms, and assess the obvious seismic threat to the millions of people living in north India.

A critical problem faced by earth scientist today is the absence of data to develop the predictive models for the time and magnitude of the future earthquakes. However, paleoseismic investigations allow the determination of the two most important parameters used for fault behavior characterization and calculation of the future earthquake magnitudes: slip rate and recurrence intervals (Wallace, 1981). This short-term course is aimed at developing students’ quantitative skill, and intensive mapping skills through collecting the data necessary for the Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Central Himalaya.

This short-term course is first of its kind in terms of the field location, methodology and learning outcomes. The course integrates advanced training with geophysical instruments, such as RTK-GPS and GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), working with high-resolution (1-2 m) satellite imagery (GIS), and data acquisition in the field through trenching, measuring deformation, and calculating magnitude. The final project would include a presentation. The course also includes understanding the impacts of earthquakes on the local communities and a visit to Taj Mahal.

*Info Session: Friday, 14th 5-5:30 pm *
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*Registration due 20th Jan for financial assistance.*
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