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GL2511: GEOPHYSICS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course establishes the fundamental principles underlying the main methods of geophysical exploration data and their interpretation as applied to Earth Sciences. This includes some basic principles of continuum mechanics and stress and strain as used in structural geology as well some basic principles of geophysical fluid dynamics as relevant to sediment transport and deposition in sedimentology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Randell Stephenson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

    • Gravity and isostasy, satellites and geodesy, geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism, geoelectrics, heat flow; techniques of seismology, origin and form of waves.
    • Using potential field and active and passive seismic methods to deduce earth structure, principles for acquiring and preparing potential field and seismic data for interpretation
    • Introduction to Earth forces, stress and deformation of the solid Earth.
    • Fluid dynamics, fluid flow, physical sedimentary and volcanic processes.

Contact Teaching Time

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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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