School of Environment


Geophysics courses

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Timetable information

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GEOPHYS 760: Seismic Data Analysis for Basin Exploration


Project-based course in which the students analyse surface seismic data to develop a geologic model with professional software. Students perform a step-by-step seismic processing flow, followed by a 3D seismic volume interpretation to develop a conceptual basin model. Two laboratory hours per week are scheduled contact hours, but students will conduct the bulk of the project at their own pace.

This course is taught in: First Semester, City Campus (S1 C)

Format: one 2-hour class each week
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or GEOPHYS 361 or equivalent
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Earth Sciences and Geophysics programmes
Course coordinator:
Ingo Pecher and Ludmila Adam

 

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GEOPHYS 761: Subsurface Imaging with Seismic and Radar Waves


The theory and practice behind imaging the subsurface using seismic and ground-penetrating radar waves. The course consists of four modules focusing on the rock physics background of geophysical techniques, aspects of geophysical studies of reservoirs, optimisation of seismic data evaluation using inversion methods, and ground-penetrating radar surveys.

This course is taught in: Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format: two 2-hour classes each week
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
GEOPHYS 330, EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or GEOPHYS 361 or equivalent
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Earth Sciences and Geophysics programmes
Course coordinator: 
Ingo Pecher, Kasper van Wijk, Ludmila Adam and Jennifer Eccles

 

GEOPHYS 761: Advanced Applied Geophysics 1
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GEOPHYS 762: Subsurface Characterization with Potential Field Methods


The theory and practice of potential field, electrical and electro-magnetic methods. Topics include: basic theory, theory of potential field methods, data acquisition, data processing and interpretation of gravity and magnetic data and of electrical data.

This course is taught in: Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format: one 2-hour class and a 3-hour laboratory each week
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
GEOPHYS 330, EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or GEOPHYS 361 or equivalent
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Earth Sciences and Geophysics programmes
Programme coordinator:  
Kasper van Wijk and Ludmila Adam

 

GEOPHYS 762: Advanced Applied Geophysics 2
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GEOPHYS 763: Advanced Applied Geophysics 3


A selection of four of the topics in GEOPHYS 761 and 762. Either the physical principles of applied geophysical methods, or the practice of applied geophysical methods, including data acquisition, data processing, and interpretation.

This course is taught in: Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format: to be advised
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or Stage III Geophysics or Stage III Physics
Restriction:
GEOPHYS 761, 762
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Earth Sciences and Geophysics programmes
Course coordinator:  
Sam Trowsdale

 

GEOPHYS 763: Advanced Applied Geophysics 3
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