After successful completion of the course the student should: Understand the physical principles governing the propagation of seismic waves. Know the principles of seismic data acquisition and have a broad understanding of the instruments used in the field. Interpret a seismic section and identify different seismic phases. Describe the basic processing steps of reflection seismic data. Derive a model of the subsurface based on refraction seismic data. Be able to make gravity measurements and calculate Free-air and Bouguer anomalies. Describe the common types of magnetisation and understand how a Proton and a Cesium Vapour magnetometer works. Compute model responses and interpret gravity and magnetic data. Describe the different electrical and electromagnetic methods and how they relate to electrical conductivity and dielectric permittivity. Understand the physical limitations of the geophysical methods. Compare different geophysical methods, describe their weaknesses, strengths, and applicability to different problems and geological environments.
The seismic reflection method. The seismic refraction method. Gravity measurements. Magnetisation and magnetic measurements. Electrical methods. Electromagnetic methods including ground penetrating radar. Radiometric methods. Geophysical field techniques. Geophysical modelling and interpretation. Field course. .
The course consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and a compulsory short field course.
Written examination. The written examination corresponds to 7 ECTS and the compulsory part 3 ECTS.