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GEOL 580 Geophysical Field Techniques
Theory and field application of refraction and reflection seismology, gravity, electrical resistivity, and magnetics, as well as discussion of related field techniques and well logging. All topics are developed in the following sequence: (a) fundamental physical theory, (b) description of instruments and their use, (c) application of theory to geologic field problems. Although a basic working knowledge of physics and calculus is expected, the necessary concepts are reviewed during the course to bring all students to the same level of comprehension. A term report covers the geologic and hydrologic interpretation of a glaciated valley based on seismic, gravity, and resistivity surveys made during several of the outdoor lab sessions.
Prerequisites: GrS; two semesters each of physics and calculus.
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