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Waves on a Spherical Membrane

Waves on a spherical membrane are an analogue for seismic waves propagating on the surface of the Earth.  I spent 2001-2003 doing a Master's thesis in seismology at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of John Woodhouse.

Some portions of my thesis were incorporated into a paper by Daniel Peter, Carl Tape, Lapo Boschi, and John Woodhouse (pdf).

The thesis (PDF format) can be downloaded here:
Abstract (5 p.)
Table of Contents (2 p.)
Full thesis (10 MB) (190 p.)

Other links:
University of Oxford
Oxford Department of Earth Sciences

Daniel Peter's website

Cool YouTube movie of waves on a sphere of water: here