Amir Khan: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name PD Dr. Amir Khan
FieldGeophysics
Address
Institut für Geophysik
ETH Zürich, NO H 1.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 26 26
E-mailamir.khan@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipPrivatdozent

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-4013-00LPotential Field Theory3 credits2GA. Khan
AbstractThe course will guide students in learning about the capabilities and limitations of potential field data, namely gravity and magnetic measurements as collected by industry, in determining geological sources.
It will follow a mathematical approach, and students will learn to apply mathematical strategies to generate quantitative answers to geophysical questions.
ObjectiveThe course will guide students in learning about the capabilities and limitations of potential field data, namely gravity and magnetic measurements as collected by industry, in determining geological sources.
It will follow a mathematical approach, and students will learn to apply mathematical strategies to generate quantitative answers to geophysical questions.
ContentPart I:
Concept of work & energy, conservative fields, the Newtonian potential, Laplace's and Poisson's equation, solutions in Cartesian/spherical geometry, the Geoid, gravity instrumentation, field data processing, depth rules for isolated bodies, Fourier methods.
Part II:
Magnetic potential, dipole and current loops, distributed magnetization, remanent and induced magnetization, nonuniqueness & ``annihilators'', field data processing, magnetic instrumentation, anomalies from total field data, reduction to the pole, statistical methods.
Part III:
Applicability to DC electrical methods: resistivity sounding.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Successful completion of 651-4130-00 Mathematical Methods