Course Syllabus
Announcements
Class Meets MWF 8:309:20 in Geology 301C; Labs meet
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm (same place)
FINAL EXAM will be Monday, May 1 at 7:30 in Geo 301C!!!
PowerPoint Lectures & Other Schedule Info:
9 January:
Overview of Geophysics & Geophysical Imaging
11 January:
Seismic Velocity; Huygen's Principle; Thought Exercise
13 January:
Overview of the Course
18 January:
Seismic Intro: Wave Types; Stress & Strain
20 January:
The Wave Equation; Seismic Instrumentation
23 January:
Seismic Instrumentation; Seismic Concepts: Snell's Law
25 January:
Seismic Concepts: Reflections, Refractions, Amplitude
25 January (Lab):
Traveltime Picking; Lab 1: Reflect & Refract
27 January:
Amplitudes: Geometrical Spreading, Attenuation and Quality Factor Q
1 February:
Amplitude: Attenuation Quality Factor; Multipathing; Zoeppritz Equations
1 February:
Looking Ahead: The Ghosts of Semester Projects Past
3 February:
AVO; The Refraction Method: Single Layer Over Halfspace
6 February:
The Refraction Method: Multiple Layers; Dipping Layers
8 February:
The Refraction Method: Limitations; NonIdeal Layers
8 February (Lab):
Review of Lab 1; Lab 2 Assignment (Refraction Modeling; Amplitudes)
10 February:
PlusMinus Method for Variable Thickness; The Seismic Reflection Method
13 February:
x^{2}t^{2}
15 February:
RMSVelocity and Dix' Equations
17 February:
NMO Revisited; DipNMO; Some Practical Considerations (Multiples; Diffractions)
22 February:
Resolution; Reflection Seismic Processing: Static Correction; Velocity Analysis
22 February (Lab):
Lab 3
24 February:
Reflection Seismic Processing: Common Mid(/Depth)Point Stacking; Migration
27 February:
Reflection Seismic Interpretation
1 March:
Reflection Seismic Interpretation
3 March:
Reflection Seismic Interpretation
13 March:
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
15 March:
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
15 March (Lab):
Exam 1 Review: Seismic Methods
20 March:
Gravity: Introduction; Measurement
22 March:
Gravity: Examples
22 March (Lab):
Lab 4: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
24 March:
Gravity: Reduction
27 March:
Gravity: Densities; Anomalies for Various Shapes
29 March:
Gravity Reduction/Modeling Example (ECF near Green Canyon); Magnetism
29 March (Lab):
Lab 5: Gravity Reduction & Modeling
31 March:
Magnetics: Anomalies; Susceptibility
3 April:
Magnetics: Earth's Main Field
5 April:
Magnetics: Instruments, Measurement & Reduction
7 April:
Magnetics: Modeling
10 April:
DC Resistivity: Introduction
12 April:
DC Resistivity: Arrays & Modeling
14 April:
DC Resistivity: Apparent resistivity, Inversion, Examples
17 April:
Induced Polarization (IP); Self Potential
19 April:
Magnetotellurics (MT)
21 April:
Wireline Logging (Resistivity, IP, SP, Natural Gamma)
24 April:
Wireline Logging (GammaGamma, Neutron, Sonic, VSP)
26 April:
Final Exam Review
Bonus Review:
Review Labs 45


