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Undergraduate, 3rd year – 7.5 credits
Course code GG5125
Start Fall term period 1
Language: English
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This course provides an introduction to marine geophysics and geological interpretation of marine geophysical data. The course covers the theory behind standard marine geophysical mapping, focusing particularly on acoustic methods. The course includes a historical overview of how geophysical methods have been used to explore the oceans and how seafloor mapping has contributed to understanding of Earth’s evolution.

Course director

Christian StranneChristian Stranne
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm

Admission requirements

60 ECTS credits in geology or earth science. Or 30 ECTS credits in geology and 15 ECTS credits mathematics and 15 ECTS credits Physics/Geophysics.

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Course schedule & syllabus

Syllabus in Swedish, valid from Fall 2015 PDF icon

Course literatur

E. J. W. Jones, 1999
Marine Geophysics
ISBN: 978-0-471-98694-2

Form of examination

is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.