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Geophysical Field Methods

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Jonathan Bull
Academic year

Module overview

This field course is designed to simulate the methods you would conduct on a daily basis as a geoscientist working in environmental geophysical consultancy/site investigation. You will receive hands-on training using a range of different geophysical instruments, which are widely used in industry, and the course has been developed with direct guidance from industry partners. The techniques you will employ are vital for monitoring and characterising the environment and ensuring the sustainability of infrastructure projects.

The applications of the surveys you will conduct include but are not limited to detection of underground voids such as buried mine workings and limestone karsts; characterisation of ground suitability for emplacement of infrastructure such as onshore wind turbines; detection of buried utility services; monitoring leachate from landfill sites; characterise the internal structure of geomorphological structures such as sand dunes; and mapping archaeological sites.