UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

GEOS5484 - Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging

GEOS 5484 Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging (4 semester hours) This course concerns the theoretical and practical aspects of geophysical data collection. The planning and execution of small-scale surveys, of the type employed in engineering, groundwater and environmental site evaluations, is featured. Techniques covered include both refraction and reflection seismology and both low and high frequency, single and multi-channel ground-penetrating radar. Advantage is taken of both the similarities and complementary behaviors of seismic and radar waves. An integration, of both seismic and radar data is emphasized in interpretation. A background in calculus (MATH 2417) and general physics (PHYS 1301) is required. Permission of instructor is required. (3-3) T