Undergraduate Course: Exploration Geophysics (EASC09040)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Core to the course is the learning of the full analysis chain of exploration (particularly seismic) data, from acquisitions to processing and interpretation. Essential signal processing will also be taught.
Overview of Exploration Methods
Marine Seismic Methods
Complication in Marine Seismic
Land Seismic Methods
Basic Physics of Waves
Signal Processing and Migration
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 100%, Course Work: 0 %, Practical Exam: 0%.
Exam is 1.5 hours long, and consists of a choice of five questions out of which you must choose to answer three. Each contributes on third of your total mark.
||During this course you will have opportunities to present exploration┐related material to the class and to the lecturer, presenting individually and as part of a presentation team. You will receive questions and feedback from both the audience and the lecturer about the exploration geophysics material in your presentation. The lecturer will also give you detailed feedback on your individual presentation style, including constructive tips on how to improve. This is always seen as a very positive and useful exercise by students each year.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will develop a broad, integrated overview of exploration methods and the physics of waves, focussing on reflection seismics, signal processing and migration.
- Students will develop an understanding of the principal theories and be aware of specialised and principal techniques used in this field e.g. components of a typical land and marine survey, the main processing methods used as standard across industry, non-governmental organisations and academia.
- This course takes you up to the level where you can begin to appreciate the most recent advances and research-level papers in this field.
|Applied Geophysics, 2nd Edition ┐ W. M. Telford, L. P. Geldart & R. E. Sheriff|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Exploration Geophysics,Exploration Methods,Physics,Refraction Seismics,Reflection Seismics,Sign
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Curtis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8515
|Course secretary||Ms Casey Hollway
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510
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