Spring 2021 - EASC 307 D100

Applied Geophysics (3)

Class Number: 1680

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EASC 207 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Application, instrumentation and limitations of electrical, electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar and seismic methods for engineering and geoscience applications. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Course Topics:

  • Representation of the subsurface by a convolutional model
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Electromagnetic Surveying
  • Seismic reflection methods
  • Borehole geophysics

 

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Laboratory/Assignments 30%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Course E-Text:

Reynolds, J.M., An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, 2011, Wiley
ISBN: 9781118470954

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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.

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