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Introduction to Geophysics - GEOS205

Lectures in this unit cover, at an introductory level, some of the important geophysical approaches which are used by Earth scientists to explore and understand the Earth's interior. Included are the methods of collecting and interpreting gravity, magnetic, seismic and electrical data and their use in assembling the presently held picture of the crust, mantle and core. Practical classes involve reducing and interpreting geophysical data from both exploration and global problems. An excursion provides an opportunity to carry out a field survey and interpret the results in terms of geological structure and environmental aspects.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mark Lackie

3cp from GEOS units at 100 level Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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