Determining Earth’s Layered Interior—Tutorial 5/8


Part 5/8 Comparing Observed Data to the Model

In this video we explore how closely the observed arrivals of seismic waves from seismograms compares to the arrivals predicted from the model we have developed. 

Tutorial to accompany the Lesson, "Determining and Measuring Earth's Layered Interior"


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Students work first in small groups, and then as a whole class to compare predicted seismic wave travel times, generated by students from a scaled Earth model, to observed seismic data from a recent earthquakes. This activity uses models, real data and emphasizes the process of science.

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