ES 4451Z

Earth Sciences 4451Z: Southern Ontario Geophysics Field School

Location: Southern Ontario

Instructor: Gerhard Pratt & Sheri Molnar

An off-campus Geophysical field school providing an introduction to geophysical techniques, including gravity, magnetic, seismic and electromagnetic methods. Classroom lectures, with accompanying outdoor sessions and field exercises. Offered in co-operation with other Universities, with participation from geophysical contractors. The course meets professional registration requirements for Field Techniques (Geophysics). The course takes place during a ten day period in early September in the Calabogie and Admaston areas south and east of Ottawa (roughly eight hours drive from London). Students completing the course will learn to operate proficiently basic geophysical instrumentation; to design and carry out geophysical surveys to meet industry needs in mineral exploration, environmental engineering and petroleum exploration; to reduce and interpret data arising from such surveys; and to communicate the results of the surveys through professionally written reports and presentations.

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*Cross-listed with the Geophysics 9509A graduate course. 

Fees and Registration:

Antirequisite(s): The former Earth Sciences 4451Y.
Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2220A/B or permission of the Department.
Note: Students must inform the Department of their intention to register in the course prior to May 1st, and register prior to August 15th. The field course is subsidized by the department. Students will pay $650 in 2014, payable by May 1st. The cost may increase by $25 every year thereafter.

Photos from the Field