After successful completion of the course the student should be able to:
Explain the physical principles governing the propagation of seismic waves, describe and apply 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 and interpret gravity data.
Describe the common types of magnetisation, understand how a Proton and a Cesium Vapour magnetometer works, and interpret magnetic data.
Describe the different electrical and electromagnetic methods and how they relate to electrical conductivity and dielectric permittivity.
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, borehole logging, petrophysics, geophysical field techniques, geophysical modelling and interpretation, field course.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, computer exercises and a compulsory field course. Participation in computer exercises, field course and associated lectures is mandatory.
The written examination corresponds to 7 credits and the compulsory part to 8 credits, of which 3 credits for the field course and 5 credits for the computer exercises.
week 05, 2013
Reynolds, John M.
An introduction to applied and environmental geophysics