Applied geophysical methods

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code UE-SGG.00441
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Practical work
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Struct. of the schedule 5 jours à 6h
    Contact's hours 30

    Teaching

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    Teachers
    Description

    The topics of the course cover several different geophysical methods, including Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT, or geoelectrics), seismics, radar techniques (e.g. GPR) and electromagnetic induction methods and their application to different geographical, environmental, hydrological, geological, geomorphological and cryospheric problems.

    The course includes a short introduction into the theory of applied geophysical methods, the specifics of their handling and data acquisition, data processing and examples from different field studies. The course includes also an introduction into practical work in the field.

    The students may also choose an applied geophysical field work project within the course SGG.00443 (Project in Cryosphere and Geomorphology).

    Training objectives Geophysical methods are increasingly applied in different disciplines of the Geosciences, as they are the only method available to obtain detailed information about the subsurface without disturbing it. The students of this course shall learn the basics of the most commonly applied methods, their application to geoscientific problems and the necessary data processing methods to analyse the measurements.
    At the end of the course the students shall be able to apply geophysical methods to individual problems, conduct the measurements and analyse the results.
    Comments

    The course is planned 25-29.07.2022 and takes place in Blüemlisalphütte, in Kandersteg.

    For any further information, please contact Professor Christian Hauck.

    - - - - Requirement for students from other Swiss universities - - - -

    The participation to the course and the registration for the exam are conditional to the enrollment as BENEFRI or guest students. At the beginning of the semester at latest :

    - Students from the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (BENEFRI) are invited to follow the steps of the procedure described on gestens.unifr.ch/sc/pub/d/info/base.asp?page=10508 in order to be identified as BENEFRI students.

    - Students from other Swiss universities are invited to follow the procedure described on www.unifr.ch/admission/en/futur/host/enscompl in order to be enrolled as guest students.

    Below is some information concerning the registration to exams. Please be aware that registration to exams is mandatory and does not automatically happen if you are registered to a class:

    https://www3.unifr.ch/scimed/en/studies/register.

    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
    Auditor
    Yes
  • Assessments methods

    Exercices rendus

    Assessments methods By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams exercices
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)