Module Identifier EA31310  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Robert J Whittington  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Harry Toland  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours Ten sessions in 3 hour blocks which may include some practical exercises.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  100%
Supplementary Assessment One two hour examination. 

Learning outcomes

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

Brief 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.


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

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6