Spring 2021 - EASC 307 D100
Applied Geophysics (3)
Class Number: 1680
Delivery Method: In Person
Application, instrumentation and limitations of electrical, electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar and seismic methods for engineering and geoscience applications. Quantitative.
General: REQUIREMENT DESIGNATION: Q
Application of geophysical methods to the study of the subsurface. This course complements the material presented in EASC 207 "Introduction to Geophysics", which covered the simplest of the methods of applied geophysics. In EASC 307, more advanced geophysical survey methods are presented, including ground penetrating radar, time and frequency domain electromagnetic techniques, and seismic reflection methods. The additional complexity of these methods over those of EASC 207 arises from both the more complex relation between the physical measurements and the subsurface properties and the manipulation of the recorded data that is required. An introduction to the use of geophysical methods in the borehole environment, which relies on much of the material from EASC 207, is also presented. The course text is the same as used in EASC 207.
- Representation of the subsurface by a convolutional model
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Electromagnetic Surveying
- Seismic reflection methods
- Borehole geophysics
- Midterm Exam 20%
- Laboratory/Assignments 30%
- Final Exam 50%
Course E-Text:Reynolds, J.M., An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, 2011, Wiley
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