EENV-370 Environmental Geophysics

Methods of near-surface geophysical explorations with emphasis on solving environmental and geotechnical problems. Students learn the basic physical variation in Earth and non-Earth materials and how these variations may be used to discern what lies beneath the Earth's surface. Examples of near-surface geophysical applications include detection of contaminant plumes, buried metallic objects, variations in geological materials, aggregates and mining, forensics, archaeology, and hydrogeology. Prerequisites: EENV-113, Intro Physics I (PHYS-202, -203, or -204) and MATH-111 (PHYS-205 or -206 strongly recommended). 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/field hours.