Module Identifier EA31310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Robert Whittington  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours Ten sessions in 3 hour blocks which may include some practical exercises.  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   100%  
  Resit assessment   One two hour examination.    

Module description

This module will introduce the principles and practice of the use of geophysical methods in the non-invasive investigation of near surface physical-chemical phenomena which affect the management of local environments. The students will gain an understanding of the power and limitations of the various geophysical methods used in the environmental industry both on land and at sea.

Module Aims

This module aims to present the range of geophysical techniques available to the modern earth scientist concerned with their investigation of environmental issues.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:-

Reading Lists

McCann, D.M., Eddleston, M., Fenning, P.J. and Reeves, G.M.. (1997) Modern Geophysics in Engineering Geology. Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication No. 12. ISBN 1-897-79992-6
Sharma, P.V.. (1997) Environmental and Engineering Geophysics. Cambridge University Press, 475pp. ISBN 0-521-57632-6
Reynolds, J.M.. (1997) An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 796pp. ISBN 0-471-95555-8