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Module GL4425: Applied Geophysics

Module GL4425
Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Bean (DIAS)
Course Type: Optional
Assessment: In-Course Assessment (100%)
ECTS: 5 Credits

Contact hours & timing:

Hilary Term

Week 32, block taught

Module Learning Aims:

The aims are to gain an appreciation of controls on geophysical images/models; to understand how to assess the information content and resolution of geophysical images/models; to gain an understanding of the importance of underlying physical principles in Earth model building.

Module Content:

This course will provide an introduction to both the physical principles underlying and the field methods associated with a variety of geophysical techniques including: seismology, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic methods. Processing, analysis and interpretation procedures will also be covered. The focus will be on applied problems and shallow geophysical applications. 

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • assess a geophysical model/image in terms of its information content and resolution;
  • design and execute a small scale geophysical survey appropriate to the geological problem under investigation;
  • understand the interrelationship between geology and geophysics in the wider Earth science context.

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Last updated 28 June 2017