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ESC3311

Faculty of Science

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Peter Betts

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will give a broad introduction to geophysical methods for students interested in the application of physics and mathematics for mineral exploration and general earth studies. Methods for gathering, processing and interpreting gravity, magnetic, seismic, electromagnetic and radiometric data are presented in order to provide geological constraints for mineral exploration and regional mapping. This unit includes an introduction to regional synthesis and structural geology.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the physical principles relating to observations of gravity, magnetics, electromagnetic, seismic and radiometric data;

  1. Discuss the fundamental parameters and the limitations of the equipment available for field work;

  1. Use basic methods of data processing;

  1. Employ data display and analysis tools;

  1. Use qualitative and quantitative methods of interpretation;

  1. Generate a geological syntheses using case histories.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%
Practical: 50%

Workload requirements

One 2-hour workshop and one 3-hour workshop per week

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