GEOPHYSICS FOR ENVIRONMENT

International Teaching GEOPHYSICS FOR ENVIRONMENT

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS "E. R. CAIANIELLO"
EQF7
PHYSICS
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2021
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
432LESSONS
224EXERCISES
Objectives
BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN GEOPHYSICAL METHODS FOR THE SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION; ACQUISITION OF APPROPRIATE SKILL ABOUT INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIMENTAL GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS; ABILITY TO ASSESS THE APPLICABILITY OF THE GEOPHYSICAL METHODS IN THE ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION OF VARIOUS ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD; PROBLEM SOLVING USING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH.
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS AND CLASSICAL PHYSICS (I.E. POTENTIAL FIELDS, ELECTROMAGNETICS, ELASTICITY)ACQUIRED IN A I LEVEL UNIVERSITY COURSE ARE NECESSARY.
Contents
THE COURSE PROVIDES THE THEORETICAL BASIS AND PRACTICES OF THE MAIN GEOPHYSICAL METHODS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO TO THE APPLICATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. THE COURSE INCLUDES 32H (4CFU) OF CLASS LESSONS AND 24H (2CFU) OF EXERCISES IN THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASS TO PERFORM DATA ACQUISITION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION.

LECTURER SUBJECTS:

1. GEOPHYSICAL METHODS: ROCKS PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, DATA ACQUISTION PROCEDURES, GEOPHYSICAL DATA ANALYSIS, DATA INVERSION (1CFU, 8 ORE)
2. ELECROMAGNETIC METHODS: ROCKS ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY. DC ELECTRIC METHOD (1CFU, 8 ORE)
3. SEISMIC METHODS: ELASTIC PARAMETERS, REFRACTION AND REFLECTION SEISMIC METHODS, SEISMIC TOMOPGRAPHY (1CFU, 8 ORE)
4 GEOPHYSICAL METHODS FOR THE SEISMIC MICROZONATION, FOR THE LANDSLIDE MONITORING, FOR THE RESEARCH OF POLLUTION PLUMES (1/2 CFU, 4 ORE)
5. ELEMENTS OF GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHOD (1/2CFU, 4 ORE)

EXERCISE SUBJECTS (2CFU, 24 ORE)
1. ERT DATA ACQUISTION
2. REFRACTION DATA ACQUISITION
3. DATA INVERSION
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE HAS CLASSROOM LESSONS (32H)WITH SLIDES AND FIELD EXERCISES (24H), FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL FIELD ACQUISTION ANALYSIS AND THEIR ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION.
Verification of learning
THE LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES IS CERTIFIED GETTING THROUGH AN ORAL EXAMINATION. THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS IN THE DISCUSSION OF A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE FIELD EXPERIMENTS. THE ORAL TEST (ABOUT 40MIN) IS FINALIZED TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING REACHED BY THE STUDENT ON THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONTENTS INDICATED IN THE PROGRAM AND THE VERIFICATION OF THE ACQUISITION OF APPROPRIATE SKILL AND CRITICAL SENSE ON THE GEOPHYSICAL METHODS. ORAL TEST WILL VERIFY THE COMMUNICATION CAPACITY WITH LANGUAGE PROPERTIES AND AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATION OF EXPOSURE.

THE MINIMUM EVALUATION LEVEL (18) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN GEOPHYSICAL METHODOLOGIES WITH RELEVANT UNCERTAINTIES IN THE CAPACITY OF SELECT THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODOLOGY RELATED TO THE PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED.
THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS A COMPLETE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE VARIOUS GEOPHYSICAL METHODOLOGY AND IS ABLE TO MANAGE THE INTEGRATION OF DIFFERENT METHODOLOGY TO STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.
THE PRAISE IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS FULL MASTERY OF THEORETICAL AND APPLICATIVE CONTENTS AND HE IS ABLE TO ARGUE WITH LANGUAGE SKILL AND INDEPENDENT PROCESSING CAPACITY.
Texts
TELFORD, GELDART, SHERIFF, APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS, 2002

ADDITIONAL SLIDES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED

ADDITIONAL TEXT
PARASNIS, PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, CHAPMAN & HALL
SHARMA, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOPHYSICS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
REYNOLDS, AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOPHYSICS, JOHN WILEY
SHERIFF, GELDART, EXPLORATION SEISMOLOGY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
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IT IS RECOMMENDED A REGULAR ATTENDANCE TO THE LECTURES AND IN PARTICULAR TO THE EXERCISES.
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