Syllabus for Applied and Environmental Geophysics
Tillämpad och miljöinriktad geofysik
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1GE017
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science G2F
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2007-03-15
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
60 credits in mathematics and physics, or 60 credits in earth science and 15 credits in mathematics.
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
* 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.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Reynolds, John M.
An introduction to applied and environmental geophysics
2. ed.: Wiley, 2011