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12.214 Essentials of Applied Geophysics

Prereq: 18.03
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Fall)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units

Introduces the application of geophysical methods to all aspects of near-surface environmental and engineering geophysics, including the exploration for petroleum, water, and minerals. Topics include seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar, magnetics, gravity, rock physics and chemistry, borehole geophysics and the global positioning system (GPS). Uses a quantitative approach to emphasize basic principles and a physical /chemical understanding of each method. Discusses specific illustrative field examples. Lab work is mainly devoted to local field work and equipment preparation for the IAP Field Geophysics class. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

F. D. Morgan, T. A. Herring, B. H. Hager

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Subject meets with 12.507