Geophysical imaging and monitoring methods

  • M.Sc. Applied Geosciences / M.Sc. Georesources Management
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Wagner

Course content

This course discusses the theory of the most-widely used geophysical imaging methods and illustrates their benefits and limitations in environmentally relevant applications. The methods addressed include seismic reflection and refraction, geoelectrical, gravity, magnetic, and electromagnetic techniques. This course focuses on data acquisition, processing, and model interpretation. Means to derive models from geophysical data will be addressed in the follow-up course “Inverse methods for geoscientists”.

Learning goals

The course will teach students the measurement principle, benefits, and limitations of common geophysical methods. Based on the discussion of selected case studies, the students learn on how geophysical techniques can be used to answer modern geoscientific questions.

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