Geophysics (GPH)

 

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3000 LEVEL COURSES


3300. [GEOL 2310] Geophysics (3). Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, C or better in MATH 1451 and either GEOL 1303 and 1101 or GEOL 3324. An overview of geophysical principles and methods with case studies in the use of geophysics to understand the three-dimensional structures of Earth.

3310. Introduction to Geophysical Data Processing (3). Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 2450, PHYS 1403 or 1408, and GPH 4321 (concurrent enrollment allowed). Emphasis is on geophysical data analysis and modeling using Matlab..

 

4000 LEVEL COURSES


4300. Independent Studies in Geophysics (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent studies in geophysics. May be repeated for credit.

4321. Seismic Exploration Methods (3). Prerequisites: MATH 1452, PHYS 1403 or 1408, and a C or better in GEOL 3401 or equivalent. Methods to collect, process, and interpret seismic data are discussed.

4323. Potential Field and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics (3). Prerequisites: GPH 3300, GEOL 3401, MATH 2450, PHYS 1402 or 2401. Covers methods of exploring Earth's subsurface using gravity, mag-netic, electrical, and electromagnetic methods.

 

5000 LEVEL COURSES


5300. Individual Studies in Geophysics (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A structured independent graduate studies course under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

5303. Seismic Data Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Principles and methods for analyzing digital seismic date, including sampling, Fourier analysis, filtering, deconvolution, and introduction to seismic migration and tomography.

5305. Velocity Model Building (3). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Principles and usage of major seismic velocity model building approaches, including seismic refraction, semblance, migration, and tomographic velocity model building methods.

5307. Seismic Migration (3). Prerequisites: C or better in GPH 5303 and instructor consent. Theory and practicality of Kirchhoff, f-k, FD, and reverse-time migrations for subsurface imaging.

5310. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (3). Survey of dominant modes of wave motion in the atmosphere. Scale analysis for problems in atmospheric dynamics with application to mid-latitude synoptic scale systems.

5321. Advanced Seismic Exploration Methods (3). Prerequisites: MATH 1451 and GEOL 2303 or consent of instructor. Discusses methods to collect, process, and interpret seismic reflection data.

5323. Advanced Potential Field and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics (3). Prerequisite: C or better in GEOL 2303 and MATH 2450, or instructor consent. Covers methods to explore Earth's subsurface using gravity, magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic methods.

5324. Radiative Transfer (3). Principles of radiation, the radiative transfer equation. Applications to absorption, emission, and scattering processes. Determination of physical properties from satellite measurements.

5330. Geophysical Data Processing (3). Prerequisites C or better in MATH 2450. Emphasizes geophysical data analysis and modeling using Matlab.