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GEOL 460 - Geophysics

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: GEOL 225 or PHYS 182 or PHYS 244
Corequisite: GEOL 460L

In this course, students will apply physics to solve geological problems. Topics include seismology, the Earth’s gravitational and magnetic fields, heat flow, plate tectonics and the internal structure of the Earth. The laboratory involves problem solving and field measurements using modern geophysical equipment to image the subsurface. Geophysical techniques relevant to oil, gas and mineral exploration as well as engineering and environmental applications are examined. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly. Offered fall semester. (Formerly EASC 460)