651-4104-00L  Geophysical Field Work and Processing: Methods

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeC. Schmelzbach, H. Maurer
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungThe '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.
LernzielStudents 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.
InhaltThe 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.
SkriptAvailable over the ETH online lecture Moodle page.
Link will be given during the first lecture.
LiteraturRecommended literature:
An introduction to geophysical exploration
Third Edition
Kearey, Brooks, and Hill
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
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)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesJoint 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 Link