Course: Introduction to Applied Geophysics

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Course title Introduction to Applied Geophysics
Course code KGE/UUGF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Skácelová Zuzana, RNDr.
  • Bábek Ondřej, prof. Mgr. Dr.
  • Skácelová Zuzana, RNDr.
Course content
Information on the geological environment and its physical parameters. Introduction to geophysics - division of geophysical methods, physical and geological backgrounds of the methods, basic knowledge of physical manifestations of geological structures, instrumentation. Overview of methods - acquisition, processing and interpretation of geophysical data in solution of the problems of geological and tectonic situation, exploration of deposits, hydrogeology and engineering geology. Examples of geophysical measurements.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration
  • Attendace - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Division of geophysical methods, physical and geological backgrounds of the methods, basic knowledge of physical manifestations of geological structures, instrumentation.
The students should be able to: - define physical properties of the geological environment - describe principles of geophysical methods, utilized instrumentation, and interpretation of geophysical data - exemplify the application of geophysics on tectonic situation in ore deposit survey, in hydrogeology and engineering geology
Prerequisites
Knowledge of physicla geology and high-school level knowledge of physics and mathematics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

80 % presence at lectures, knowledge of themes taught
Recommended literature
  • Fowler, C., M., R. (1990). The Solid Earth. Introduction to Global Geophysics. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Mareš, S. a kol. (1979). Úvod do užité geofyziky. SNTL/ALFA Praha.
  • Mussett, A., E. - Khan, M., A. (2002). Looking into Earth. An Introduction to Geological Geophysics. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Ochaba, Š. (1986). Geofyzika. ŠPN, Bratislava.
  • Sedláček, J. (2013). Úvod do užité geofyziky.. Vyd. UP Olomouc.
  • Sharma, V. (1997). Environmental and engineering geophysics. Cambridge University Press Cambridge.
  • Šolc, M. - Zahradník, J. (1985). Astronomie, astrofyzika a geofyzika I: Země a sluneční soustava. Praha.
  • Telford, W., M. - Geldart, L., P. - Sheriff, R., E. (1990). Applied Geophysics. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2015) Geology courses 2 Winter