EASC 216:Fundamentals of Geophysics


This course is an introduction to basic principles of geophysics as applicable to exploration and environmental problems, and solid earth. Topics covered include general earth properties (size, mass, and moment of inertia), seismology (wave equation, P, S, and surface waves, seismic reflection and refraction), gravity (gravity anomalies, rheology, flexure, geodesy, and geoid), magnetics (dipole field, paleomagnetics, and seafloor spreading), electrical, geophysical well logging, radioactivity and geochronology, and heat flow.