Earth and Environment
Franklin and Marshall College
B.S. - engineering physics
M.S. and Ph.D. - geophysics
Taught at Franklin & Marshall College since 1983
Research areas of interest - archaeomagnetism and paleomagnetism, archaeometry, archaeogeophysics
My web page: http://www.fandm.edu/rsternbe
Magnetic Survey Lab part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
To do a "magnetic survey" in the lab to understand the nature of magnetic anomalies, and to plot the data using profiles and contour maps.
Measuring the vertical gradient of gravity part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
The free-air effect tells us that as elevation above sea level increases, gravitational acceleration g decreases at the rate of about 0.3086 mgal/meter. This effect is routinely corrected for when making gravity surveys. We will use the LaCoste & Romberg gravimeter to measure the free-air effect in a tall building on campus, and compare with the theoretical value. keywords: gravity; vertical gradient; gravimeter
Physics of the Earth part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
To gain a basic understanding of physics applied to the solid earth. (For this course, the "solid earth" will exclude the atmosphere, ionosphere, and hydrosphere, although these could be included in a broader definition of geophysics.) The emphasis will be on applications to problems of global and regional geophysics and geology, but applications to environmental geophysics will also be included.