Course Announcement

Spring Term 1997

GLG 416/598 Field Geophysics

Line number 76003/79070

James Tyburczy

Ramón Arrowsmith

This course will provide an introduction to field geophysical methods including refraction seismology, gravity, magnetics, electrical and electromagnetic methods. Survey planning, techniques of signal acquisition (analogue and digital), and data processing, analysis, and interpretation will be included. Lectures will focus on theory and methods while the field exercises emphasize hands-on use of instruments and proper planning and execution of field surveys. The objective of the course will be to perform and interpret an integrated study of a field area using the entire array of methods available. The main project for the course will be the determination of depth to bedrock and depth to water table in the Salt River Bed where the Tempe City Lake will be built. This year there will be an increased emphasis on surveying, map making, and graphical data presentation techniques. This course highly recommended for any geologist interested in applied or environmental geology. Previous courses in Geophysics and/or Hydrology are not required. We will introduce and develop the background needed.

Prerequisites: 1 term of physics, 2 terms of calculus, 1 geology course, and consent of instructor.

Text: H. Robert Burger, Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface Prentice-Hall, 1992.

Important Notice Concerning Meeting Time and Place:

* The course will meet Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00

and Thursdays 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. in PSH457.

* The Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 meeting time will NOT conflict with Dr. Knauth's Sedimentology Laboratory (even though the registrar will flag the apparent conflict). Check with the people at the front desk on how to obtain overrides to register for this class, or come see the instructors.