Environmental & Geotechnical Geophysics - GPHY 4114

Overview: This lecture course emphasizes the application of surface geophysical exploration methods to shallow geotechnical and environmental problems. The treatment of each method will cover basic geophysical principles and important properties of rocks and soils. Case histories provide examples of the application of the methods.

Lecture time: Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:15 AM
Lecture location: Sarkeys Energy Center, M222
Lab time, location: To be arranged
Credit hours: 4 hrs, either undergraduate or graduate
Office: Dr. Young, SEC 948, 325-5753,
Dr. Ahern, SEC 934, 325-4480,
Office hours: Dr. Young, by appointment
Dr. Ahern, by appointment
Grading: A/B/C/D/F, based on a midterm, problem sets, data processing, field exercises, and a final (~40%).
Text: H. Robert Burger, Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface, Prentice Hall, 1992.
Reference: Stanley Ward, editor, Geotechnical and Environmental Geophysics; Vols I,II,III, 1990, on reserve in Energy Center Library

Note: Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact one of the instructors as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunity.

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