ErSE 218 Geophysical Field Methods

Theory and practice of seismic refraction, gravity, electromagnetic, and resistivity surveys will be presented. Lectures will cover both geophysical theory and field method procedures, accompanied by either a geophysical field exercise or data processing lab. The final grade is based on homework grades, a project report and the related presentation. Field projects cover applications in environmental engineering, exploration, and earthquake hazards. Instruments to be used include the 64-node Syscal multi-node resisitvity system, the Geonics EM-34 frequency domain loop antennae system, the Geonics microgravimeter, and the Geometrics 624-channel seismic recording system. Commercial codes will be used for processing the data.




ErSE 201 or ErSE 214