Undergraduate Course: Measurement Techniques in Geophysics (EASC09024)
||School of Geosciences
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||Modules will include:
Introduction to Measurement Techniques;
Rock Physics I - Density;
Rock Physics II - the thermal diffusivity of a rock core; Rock Physics III - seismic velocities.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 17:00|
||Week 1, Monday, 12:10 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. JCMB 6201 |
||There will be laboratory work in unscheduled hours.
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Be knowledge of the range of measurement techniques employed in geophysics under the following general headings: Gravimetry and statistical data analysis, rock density, thermal diffusivity of a rock core, seismic velocities, satellite remote sensing and height measurement.
2. Be skilled at using statistical and numerical models, graphical interpretation and computing modelling
3. Gain experience and understanding of the design and process of physical measurement in a geophysical context
4. Be able to relate laboratory rock properties to bulk quantities met in geophysics
5. Be able to appreciate the principles of modern satellite-based observing platforms
6. Improve your ability to write scientific reports and extended abstracts in a professional fashion
7. Be skilled at collating information from the literature and the web
|The student prepares five written 'Scientific Reports' - four on laboratory work and one based on a literature review. Some or all of these reports will be the basis of the course assessment. There will be no written examinations.
||Dr Roger Hipkin
Tel: (0131 6)50 4910
||Miss Emma Latto
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510
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