Applied Geophysics


The module introduces the principal techniques of:

  • Geophysical exploration
  • Seismic reflection and refraction
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Gravity surveys
  • Magnetic surveys
  • Electrical methods - resistivity

It covers basic principles, applications and simple interpretation.

Aims: To develop an understanding of the principal methods of applied geophysics used to provide geological information.


  • Examination
  • Exercises 

Key skills

  • Maths skills
  • Physics skills
  • Seismic interpretation skills
  • Graph plotting and reading
  • Spreadsheet use and data manipulation