Electromagnetic Geophysics, 10 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 67%, Campus
Start date: 29 August 2022
End date: 30 October 2022
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-18127 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022
Entry requirements: 180 credits including 80 credits in physics and mathematics, including The Earth's Potential Fields, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167
Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167
About the course
In this advanced course, you are introduced to various electromagnetic methods to study both shallow and deep structures in the Earth's crust and upper mantle. You learn what information electromagnetic methods can provide on various geological and hydrological targets discussing examples from groundwater prospecting, the sustainable provision of minerals and renewable energy. The theoretical foundations of electromagnetic prospecting methods are emphasised.
Analytic solutions of Maxwell's equations are derived for simple point sources and layered models. 2D and 3D models are solved by finite element, finite difference or integral equation methods. Earth response functions for plane waves are used to estimate the complicated distribution of electrical conductivity in the Earth as a proxy to the geological structure.
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