• Content: Topics should include the published papers of JGR-Solid Earth for the recent five years between 1999-2005 on the seismological evolution of a selected region

  • Steps:  After having your region approved, use the search option of JGR-Solid Earth to find references on your research area to find papers that deal with: 

    • Reflection Seismology.

    • Refraction Seismology

    • Earthquake Seismology

    • Seismological observations/interpretations.

  • Suggested Potential Areas: Dead Sea Rift, Red Sea Rift, Arabian Shield, Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf (Zagros), Eastern-Western Canada, Japan, NW Turkey (Marmara Sea), Western Anatolia, Syria.

  • Research Channel: Consider the prepared materials on AcademicPremierSearch and Times Cited to use provided research channels of KFUPM during your literature review of your project..

  • Process:  Before the midterm, a draft version of term paper or website on an aspect of solid Earth geophysics  is submitted for peer review. Each student of class is supposed to provide an evaluation on another student's paper in similar to process for the peer review  common to scientific journals and other publications.

  • Linkage between the scope of course and term project: Writing a term project provides students having experiences with both writing and peer review as well as   improving their understanding of the multidisciplinary topics in solid Earth geophysics.

  • Format: The term paper is a minimum of 5-10 pages not including figures and should be typed on a word processor using double spaced Times Roman 12 point font. References are limited to 1 page. See also illustrated paper template, which is based upon the provided appendix of Robert J.Lillie's book (1999). Term report oral presentations will be made the final day of class. A paper copy of your term report will be due on Monday the last week of classes. See also Writing Links  and  Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students.   See also grading term papers.

  • Grading:  First draft: 100 points, Presentation: 150 points  Final draft: 100 points.  See also see the Term Project Paper Grade Sheets.