EARTHSCI 361 : Imaging the Subsurface
2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Link the physical properties of the subsurface with geophysical methods that are able to resolve them (Capability 1 and 3)
- Describe the appropriate geophysical techniques to apply to common geological targets and situations and their limitations (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
- Develop strategies to image the subsurface, plan geophysical surveys, and process raw geophysical data to a form that can be interpreted. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Critically analyse data quality and the geophysical and geological significance of the data. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
- Evaluate geophysical data in reports. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
|Final Exam||30%||Individual Examination|
|Case Studies||15%||Group Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
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- A geophysical toolboox focused on physical properties of the subsurface (including magnetism, natural radioactivity, density, seismic velocities, electrical properties and dynamic systems) and methods to image changes in these (4 weeks).
- Topical and career relevant case studies within geotechnical, energy, resources and environmental themes.
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities including the 1 day fieldtrip and labs to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including labs may not be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events including group discussions/tutorials.
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