460:406 Applied Geophysics

Instructor: Slater
Terms Taught: Fall
Credits: 3

Course Description
Theory and practical application of geophysical prospecting methods, including reflection and refraction seismology, gravity, magnetics, and electrical methods. Field use of geophysical equipment and survey design.
Prerequisites: 21&62:460:206 and 207, 21&62:640:114 or 119 or permission of instructor.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Solid understanding of physical properties of soil and rocks determining geophysical
  • properties
  • Basic knowledge obtained in the acquisition of field geophysical datasets
  • Experience with software used to process geophysical datasets
  • Understanding of limitations of geophysical surveys when applied to environmental and engineering studies