Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics
Course Type: Upper Level:Geophysics
The general approach will be to:
- introduce a geophysical problem to be solved.
- cover the theoretical background and methods used to acquire/process relevant data.
- use models (based on theory) to interpret data.
- combine data to get a more comprehensive picture of the subsurface.
How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:
density, constrast in seismic speed, metallic content,...?) and how best to use a method
to achieve a specific goal. I will try to use real data in examples and homework whenever
Because data processing is such a big part of real exploration geophysics analysis, I
recommend that you know or are willing to learn MATLAB. I will be giving a special
introduction to MATLAB the second week of class (time/date to be determined in class).
However, all the homework can be done using Excel.