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Terms Taught: Spring
Comprehensive study on the theory and practice of potential field methods in geophysics. Potential field methods include gravity and magnetic surveys; these methods rely on Earth's gravitational and magnetic field and are used to image the subsurface. The material presented in class will focus on the application of these methods to environmental problems. The course will include a mandatory field component.
Prerequisite: Applied Geophysics (26:460:406 or equivalent) or permission of instructor.
• Comprehension of the theory and application of magnetic surveys in environmental studies
• Understanding of the link between geophysical properties controlling magnetic surveys and subsurface environmental parameters
• Knowledge of field procedures for magnetic surveys
• Informed interpretation of magnetic survey datasets
• Comprehension of the theory and application of gravity surveys in environmental studies
• Understanding of the link between geophysical properties controlling gravity surveys and subsurface environmental parameters
• Knowledge of field procedures for gravity surveys
• Informed interpretation of gravity survey datasets