Graduate Courses

Basic hydrogeophysics (10ECTS)

The course deals with the most commonly used geophysical methods in relation to hydrogeological mapping, mineral exploration, exploration of waste deposits and other environmental geophysical issues.

Emphasis will be put on electrical and electromagnetic methods and the integrated interpretation of data from these methods.
Among the geoelectrical methods that will be mentioned are soundings, profiling and continuous measuring techniques for detailed geological mapping. The induced polarization method will be mentioned as well.
Among the electromagnetic methods to be mentioned are magnetic dipole-dipole methods as well as the transient method.
Main focus will be on the understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the various methods as well as sources of error in relation to the measuring and interpretation of data. Issues concerning inversion and integrated interpretation of data from different methods will be a main focus point as well.
Part of the course will deal with obtaining experience with the use of computer based interpretation programs.

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Electric & Electromagnetic methods: data collection, processing and interpretation (5ECTS)

The aim of the course is to give the student an in-depth understanding for processing, inversion and interpretation of geoelectric and electromagnetic data for mapping of groundwater resources and their degree of protection.
During the course the students will acquire knowledge on:

  • Acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of geoelectrical and induced polarization data (DCIP)
  • Acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of groundbased and airborne transient electromagnetic data
  • Acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of groundconductivity meter (GCM)data
  • The basic instrument measurement techniques
  • Basic inversion theory.
  • The techniques behind interpolation for creation of thematic maps.
  • General geological interpretation of a hydrogeophysical survey.

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