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GEOL 431 - Applied Geophysics


Units: 4
Geophysical methods for determination of subsurface geology, including seismic refraction and reflection, ground-penetrating radar, gravity, magnetism, and resistivity. Basic geophysical theory. Collection of geophysical data in the field and computer analysis. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 1.

Prerequisites: GEOL 210, MATH 130 and PHYS 126.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe physical properties of rocks, including elastic constants, electrical and magnetic properties,
  2. Utilize data from a seismic survey to estimate seismic velocities and depth to layer thickness,
  3. Convert reflected arrivals from time to depth,
  4. Interpret apparent resistivity curves to estimate true resistivity structure.




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