128.080 Applied Geophysics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, UE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to process and model geophysical data corresponding to the methods: electrical resistivity tomography, ground penetrating radar and refraction seismic tomography. The students will learn to implement their own Matlab/Python scripts for the visualization of the raw-data and imaging results. The students will use standard software for the modeling of geophysical signatures

Subject of course

  • Introduction to Physical concepts in Electrical and Electromagnetic prospection
  • Electrical properties of the subsurface
  • Electrical resistivity Tomography (ERT)
  • Induced Polarization (IP)
  • Low-induction number electromagnetic mapping
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Seismic refraction Tomography

Teaching methods

Working in small groups. Development of scripts in Python/Matlab for the visualization of raw data and imaging results. Use of commercial software and research algorithms for the modeling of physical signatures. Short presentation of results for interactive discussion with the lecturer and the rest of the students.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0009.03.2020Sem.R. DA grün 02 B - mündl. Prüfungsraum GEO UE Applied Geophysics

Examination modalities

3 written protocols presenting their results and algorithms

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.02.2020 08:00 23.03.2020 18:00 31.03.2020 18:00

Group Registration

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Gruppe 104.03.2020 10:0016.03.2020 09:00
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Gruppe 404.03.2020 10:0016.03.2020 09:00
Gruppe 504.03.2020 10:0016.03.2020 09:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation 4. Semester
033 266 Environmental Engineering 4. Semester


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