Geophysics

Objectives

Present a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics: gravity, seismology, geochronology, thermodynamics, geoelectricity, and geomagnetism.

At the end the student must:
-know the main methods of geophysical prospecting, as well as understand the potential and limitations of each;
- be able to process, represent and interpret data from the application of the studied methods;
- master some laboratory and field techniques in geophysical prospecting;
- be able to transmit information, problem solving, critical reasoning and apply, in an autonomous way, theoretical knowledge in new situations.

General characterization

Code

10668

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

António Alberto Dias

Hours

Weekly - 5

Total - 80

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Consolidated knowledge in the area of Earth Sciences and Physics I

Bibliography

1. “Geophysics” notes, available at CLIP.
2. W. Lowrie, Fundamentals of Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, 2007
3. Other nominees in class

Teaching method

Lectures and problem-solving sessions.

Evaluation method

See the Portuguese version and clarify any doubts with the teachers

Subject matter

1. The Earth in the Solar system
2. Gravity and Prospecting
3. Magnetometry
4. Seismology and Prospecting
5. Electrical Properties and Prospecting
6. Geochronology and Radioactivity
7. Earth''''s thermal properties

Programs

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