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GEOS 3533 - Solid Earth and Exploration Geophysics

3 (3-1)

Prerequisite(s): GEOS 1134  and either PHYS 1244  or 2644 ; or consent of instructor.

This course provides a thorough introduction to solid Earth geophysics and exploration geophysics. Includes the theory and application of various geophysical methods including seismic, gravity, electrical, and magnetic methods to understanding the shallow and deep structure of the Earth and integration of geophysical data with laboratory data including high pressure and high temperature mineralogical studies. The practical application of geophysical techniques to oil and gas exploration, mineral deposit exploration, and environmental assessment are also presented. Laboratory sessions focus on data acquisition planning, processing, and particularly on practical interpretation of geophysical data for resource and environmental assessment. Course may include a half or full day field trip to gather a geophysical data set for processing and interpretation.

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