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Terrestrial Geophysics

In the course "Terrestrial geophysics 7.5 hp" you will learn the basics of the most common methods in geophysics and its applications in geology.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

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The course covers terrestrial geophysics and geophysical survey methods, and includes:

  • geophysical theory including gravity, magnetism, geo-electric properties, radiometric properties and seismicproperties
  • geophysical properties of rocks and planet Earth
  • function and use of geophysical instruments
  • geologic interpretation of geophysical data.

Spring term 21 | The course is planned to run, following the guidelines by FHM and Stockholm University. We plan to run the course by distance for the theory part, but the fieldwork (ca 1 week) will be done in the field together while keeping socal distancing. If general FHM guidlines will permit, we will do fieldwork in Småland. If the Covid-guidelines remain the same as today, we will do the fieldwork around Brunnsviken and Bergianska. In spring 2020, the course was temporarily divided into 2 parts: Theory (5 hp) and Field (2.5 hp) and the field part was done in August – this will likely not be the case for 2021.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Mussett & Khan, 2009
    Looking into the Earth: an introduction to geological geophysics
    Cambridge University Press, NY, USA.
    ISBN 0-521-78085-3
    ISBN 0-521-78574-X

  • Contact

    Richard GyllencreutzSenior lecturer, Marine geophysics
    Richard Gyllencreutz
    +46 (0)8 674 75 95 | Room: R221