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Syllabus 2018-19 - 13212010 - Geophysics (Geofísica)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería geomática y topográfica
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF JAÉN

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Geophysics
CODE: 13212010 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: PELÁEZ MONTILLA, JOSÉ ANTONIO
DEPARTMENT: U116 - FÍSICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 398 - FÍSICA DE LA TIERRA
OFFICE NO.: A3 - 408 E-MAIL: japelaez@ujaen.es P: 953212442
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~japelaez/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. SEISMOLOGY

1. Seismicity. 2. Instruments. Seismographs. 3. Seismic waves. Earthquake focal parameters. 4. Seismic exploration. Seismic refraction and reflection surveying.

  2. SEISMIC ENGINEERING

1. Strong ground motions. Accelerographs and accelerograms. 2. Response and design spectra. 3. Ground motion estimation. 4. Seismic hazard. 5. Seismic vulnerability. 6. Seismic risk. 7. NCSR-02 (Spanish building regulations).

  3. GEOMAGNETISM

1. Physics of magnetism. 2. Magnetic properties of the materials. 3. Geomagnetism. Introduction. 4. The magnetic field of internal origin. 5. Variations of the magnetic field of internal origin. 6. The magnetic field of external origin. 7. Variations of the magnetic field of external origin. 8. Paleomagnetism.

4. INSTRUMENTS AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION

1. Instruments. 2. Magnetometers. 3. Magnetic anomalies. 4. Magnetic exploration.

5. GRAVIMETRY. MAGNETIC FIELD AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE GRAVITY

1. Gravitation. Gravity field. 2. Earth rotation. 3. Introduction to the Geodetic Gravimetry (First part). 4. Absolute and relative measurements of gravity. Instruments. 5. Introduction to the Satellite Gravimetry.

6. GRAVIMETRY. REDUCTION OF GRAVITY DATA AND GRAVIMETRIC EXPLORATION

1. Reduction of gravity data. Gravity anomaly. 2. Isostasy. 3. Introduction to the Geodetic Gravimetry (Second part). 4. Gravimetric exploration.

 

LABORATORY - FIELD PRACTICE: 1. Seismic refraction and reflection surveying and interpretation. 2. Magnetic field measurements and data treatment. 3. Gravity field measurement and data treatment.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lessons in large groups will be mainly theoretical classes, where the main used methodology are lessons explained by the professor. Accordingly to the student compliance degree and its personal work, as set out in the schedule, it will allow a more or less participation of students in this type of lessons. Practical exercises will also be developed and explained by the professor, or guided by him, again depending on the student personal work. Lectures delivered by invited professors are contemplated. If possible, up to three lectures/conferences one hour long on different subjects will be planned.

With regard to practical lessons in groups, the three field practices will be carried out, one for each of the three main blocks in which the course is divided, as well as the resolution of theoretical and practical problems.

With regard to joint tutorships, they will be carried out when the students, after carrying out their personal work, consider that they can be productive. Initially, they will be planned to the end of each of the main blocks of the course.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The exam, which will be on the date determined by the University for this purpose, will be a written test in which there will be, in a balanced manner, questions of theory and practical problems. The purpose of this is to know the degree of assimilation of the theoretical contents of the subject, as well as whether the student has been able to achieve the competencies that are required. The written exam may include problems related to the skills acquired in the practices.

With regard to the proposed reports, their number and extent will be established at the beginning of the academic year. The topic of each one of them and the maximum delivery time will be considered well in advance so that the student does not have problems with its realization. The moment in which they are proposed will depend on the moment in which, according to the chronogram of the course, the student has acquired the necessary knowledge for its realization.

One of the reports, obligatorily, will be related to the practices that are carried out in the course.

Both the exam and the reports that are requested, will be evaluated jointly, not only the skills acquired by the student (CE29, CT4, CT6 and CB2R), but the learning results will be verified.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Applied geophysics. Edition: 2nd ed., reprinted. Author: Telford, W. M.. Publisher: Cambridge: University Press, imp. 1998  (Library)
  • Fundamentals of geophysics. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Lowrie, William. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007  (Library)
  • Physical geodesy. Edition: 2nd ed. corr.. Author: Hofmann-Wellenhof, Bernhard. Publisher: [New York]: SpringerWienNewYork, cop. 2006  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • A student's guide to geophysical equations. Edition: -. Author: Lowrie, William. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University, 2011  (Library)
  • Gravimetry. Edition: -. Author: Torge, Wolfgang. Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 1989  (Library)