Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Survey design and data acquisition.
- Produce interpretations of data using appropriate techniques, including forward and inverse modelling;
- Report writing and oral presentation.
- Understand the limitations of suggested interpretations and know to seek to refine these.
- Operate a range of geophysical instrumentation/equipment proficiently and safely plan survey layouts, data acquisition, processing and interpretations;
- Familiarity with equipment.
- Produce a final report synthesising aspects of survey procedures and geophysical/geological interpretation relevant to the selected field area;
- Present an oral report on interim results during the field course with a prepared abstract for a peer group;
- Using spreadsheets, programs/graphics packages.
- Use of Unix computers, and simple programming using shell scripts.
- Understand thoroughly applications of appropriate methodologies for land-based geophysical survey activity;
The module consists of a field course of approximately eight days' duration held during the summer vacation at the end of the second year and will give practical experience in the use of geophysical instruments for exploration in the field.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Fieldcourse: 7 days in the field will provide you with experience in acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data to solve geological problems. You will be reminded how to use some equipment, and learn from scratch how to use other items. You will also learn how to plan and carry out a survey.
Fieldcourse study day: You will also be expected to play a significant role in determining what methods are used where within the study areas.
Fieldcourse Presentation: An oral presentation to show your peers what your main results were.
A wide range of support can be provided for those students who have further or specific learning and teaching needs.
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Abstract and Presentation||25%|