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Applied Geophysics

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English (100%)
8 weeks
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Research University

Program description

This course is relevant for professionals who wish to gain understanding of the spatial and temporal variation of physical parameters in the subsurface.

Many earth processes have a source or a component below the surface. Understanding of the spatial and temporal variation of physical parameters in the subsurface, therefore gives additional insight in these processes and their extent.

The development of homogeneous 3D subsurface information systems is thus important for various fields such as for environmental monitoring, natural hazards, and earth resources. This is done on the basis of bore hole data, and field-, airborne- and satellite based geophysical data sets that are used to generate subsurface volumes in 3D GIS environment. These volumes are linked to subsurface dynamic process models that are used to study dynamic phenomena such as resource deposits, pollution plumes, groundwater flow in aquifers etc.

This course is relevant for professionals who: Have to carry out geophysical surveys, data processing or analysis; Want to use results from geophysical surveys in their own work; Are exposed to geophysics in their work environment and would like to gain a better understanding.

Create an understanding of tools to study, model and visualize the subsurface in 2D/3D, and assessment of the applicability of geophysics in 3D subsurface characterization for various applications.

Instruction modes The general approach of the course is task based learning which blends theory and practice. The study load is 20 to 24 hours per week. All materials including (most of) the software will be provided online in ITC's digital learning environment Blackboard. For convenient offline study most materials will be sent on a CD-Rom. We will use email for individual communication and a discussion board in Blackboard for group communication.

1) theory of various geophysical techniques and related geophysical properties, 2) application of geophysical tools in a field practical 3) is a small geophysical project. About the University of Twente

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