Cédric Schmelzbach: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Cédric Schmelzbach
Address
Institut für Geophysik
ETH Zürich, NO H 44
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 26 59
Fax+41 44 633 10 65
E-mailcedric.schmelzbach@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-4104-00LGeophysical Field Work and Processing: Methods2 credits3VC. Schmelzbach, H. Maurer
AbstractThe 'Methods' part of 'Geophysical Fieldwork and Processing' provides an overview over the most common methods used in Applied Geophysics. Theoretical and conceptual aspects as well as data acquisition and processing of the methods used in the other two parts of the course are introduced.
ObjectiveStudents should (1) acquire a basis knowledge on theory and working principles of the most common techniques in Applied Geophysics and (2) acquire the necessary knowledge to plan, conduct, process and document a near-surface geophysics survey.
ContentThe course is divided into four parts:

1. Introduction to the course held in the lecture hall (first lecture)

2. Online lectures and quizzes covering short reviews of the theory, techniques, acquisition and processing of:
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
- Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
- Magnetic Surveying
- Electromagnetic Induction Surveying
- Seismic Refraction Tomography

There will be a questions-and-answers session before the exam.

3. Practical exercise and field equipment demonstration (outdoor; location and date will be communicated during the introduction lecture). Participation in the practical exercise is a REQUIREMENT.

4. Written examination during the last lecture. A pass in this exam is a REQUIREMENT to continue with the second part of the course 651-4106-03L Geophysical Field Work and Processing: Preparation and Field Work.
Lecture notesAvailable over the ETH online lecture Moodle page.
Link will be given during the first lecture.
LiteratureRecommended literature:
An introduction to geophysical exploration
Third Edition
Kearey, Brooks, and Hill
2002, WILEY-BLACKWELL
ISBN: 978-0-632-04929-5

Further recommended literature:
Environmental Geology
Handbook of Field Methods and Case Studies
Knödel, Klaus, Lange, Gerhard, Voigt, Hans-Jürgen
Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften (Ed.)
2007, XXVI, 1358 p. 501 illus., 243 in color., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-74669-0

Fundamentals of Geophysics
William Lowrie
2nd Edition
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521675963

Good overview literature:
An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics
John M, Reynolds
WILEY-BLACKWELL
ISBN: 978-0-471-48535-3

More detailed and specific:
Near-Surface Geophysics
Edited by Dwain K. Butler
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
ISBN: 9781560801306 (13); 1560801301 (10)
Prerequisites / NoticeJoint Master students must attend all three parts of 'Geophysical Fieldwork and Processing': 'Methods', 'Preparation', and 'Fieldwork'.
A "pass" (Swiss grade 4.0 or higher) in the 'Methods' written examination is an absolute REQUIREMENT to participate in the 'Preparation' and 'Fieldwork' part.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-4106-03LGeophysical Field Work and Processing: Preparation and Field Work Information 7 credits3V + 11PC. Schmelzbach, P. Nagy, A. Wieser
AbstractThe 'Preparation' and 'Field Work' parts of 'Geophysical Field Work and Processing' involve the planing and conducting of a near-surface geophysical field campaign using common geophysical techniques to study, for example, archeological remains, internal structures of landslides or aquifers. Students work in small groups, and plan, acquire, process and document a field campaign together.
ObjectiveStudents should acquire the knowledge to (1) design and plan a geophysical survey appropriate for the target of investigation, (2) acquire geophysical data, (3) process the data using state-of-the-art techniques and software, (3) analyze and interpret the results, and (4) write a report according to commercial and scientific standards.
ContentThe course is split into two parts:

1. 'Preparation': Introductory lectures and exercises (lab and field) covering Geographical Information Systems (GIS), surveying, and introductions to the field sites. Participation in the 'Preparation' part is a REQUIREMENT to participate in the 'Field Work' part.

2. 'Field Work': Four-weeks field course. The students work in groups on the following topics:
- Planning and design of a comprehensive geophysical survey
- Data acquisition
- Data processing and inversion
- Interpretation of the results
- Report writing
Lecture notesRelevant reading material, manuals and instructions for all methods of the field course will be handed out to each group at the beginning of the 'Field Work' part (beginning of June).
Prerequisites / NoticeA "pass" (Swiss grade 4.0 or higher) in the written examination of 651-4104-00 V Geophysical Fieldwork and Processing: Methods, is an absolute REQUIREMENT to participate in this course.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf