GEOL 579  Solid Earth Inverse Methods and Practices  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Inverse and parameter estimation theory and applications in the earth sciences in the context of Frequentist and Bayesian approaches to estimating and interpreting data-driven models. Review of linear algebra, statistical, and other mathematical underpinnings, and of basic MATLAB programming. Linear and nonlinear inverse problems. Nonuniqueness, ill-posedness, rank-deficiency. Regularization methods for geophysical problems.
Prerequisite: (MATH 161 or MATH 255) and (MATH 229) and (STAT 301 or STAT 315).
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.