Remke Van Dam
Michigan State University
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Learning how to use resistivity soundings for interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity uses a combination of field measurements, lab experiments and simple modeling to develop an understanding of electrical resistivity methods as a tool in geology and hydrology. Students work in groups of two or three.
Acoustic Waves and Seismac part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
The students will expand on their knowledge of acoustic signals (from class lectures and book readings) by watching videos and doing an in-class exercise with the seismac program.
Introduction to Applied Geophysics part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This is a three-credit course with no lab. The course has two parts, an initial Planetary Geophysics component, and a subsequent Exploration Geophysics component. In the Planetary section, the earth's situation in space introduces a presentation on the composition and structure of the planet. Phenomena such as seismology, density distribution, heat flow and magnetism are studied. The Planetary section ends with a review of plate tectonics and crustal evolution as viewed from first principles. The Exploration section reviews the basic tools of exploration geophysics, including seismic analysis, gravity techniques, magnetic methods, electrical survey, radioactive study, and borehole approaches. Practical applications, legal considerations, and environmental policies are also presented.