Fall 2020 - EASC 207 D100

Introduction to Applied Geophysics (3)

Class Number: 1959

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 152, and one of: (PHYS 102 and PHYS 130), (PHYS 121 and PHYS 133), (PHYS 126 and PHYS 133) or (PHYS 141). All with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to geophysics emphasizing seismic, magnetic and gravimetric observations of the Earth. Applied geophysics. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Outline: REQUIREMENT DESIGNATION: Q

Use of physical measurements in determining the subsurface properties of the Earth. Principles underlying analysis of geophysical data. Basic rock physics. Gravity surveying: basic theory, instrumentation, data reduction, and anomaly interpretation. Magnetic surveying: rock magnetism, Earth’s magnetic field, instrumentation, data reduction, anomaly interpretation. Electrical surveying: (i) resistivity of rocks, electrode arrays and current flow in the ground, resistivity sounding and profiling; (ii) induced polarisation, IP measurement and applications; (iii) self potential methods. Seismic surveying: stress and strain, seismic waves, reflection and refraction of seismic waves, critical refraction, rays and waves. Seismic refraction surveying: seismic sources and detectors, geometry of refracted raypaths for horizontal, dipping and undulating layers, data interpretation.

Course Topics:
·  Introduction to geophysical data: physical properties of rocks , sampling, time vs. frequency
·  Gravity surveying
·  Magnetic surveying
·  Electrical methods: resistivity, induced polarisation and self potential
·  Seismic refraction methods

Grading

  • Midterm examination 20%
  • Laboratory/Assignments 30%
  • Final examination 50%
  • (Approximate)

NOTES:

The fall offering of EASC 207 is via remote instruction.  

The technology requirements for successfully completing this course will include: a computer or tablet, internet access, canvas access, zoom access, and a webcam. For the laboratory assignments, you will need access to Microsoft Excel, graph paper, and a printer.  

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Course E-Text: An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, by J.M. Reynolds 2nd Edition 2011 (Wiley)
ISBN: 9781118470954

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).