2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue

GEOL 311 - Environmental and Exploration Geophysics


Near-surface features of the Earth display a stunning variety of structures and compositions. These features give insight in the geology of a region, and can also be important in the fields of environmental studies, engineering, and archaeology. Many subsurface structures are not visible at the surface, but can be illuminated using geophysical measurements and modeling. In this course, students will learn the science behind several geophysical techniques, including gravity surveying, reflection and refraction seismology, GPS monitoring, and electric and magnetic methods. Two weekend field days are required.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: GEOL 311L  
Prerequisites: One geology course
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: One semester of calculus 
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


Click here for Course Offerings by term