Course Title : Lecture on Exploration Geophysics

Code 10A420
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Wed 4th
Location C1-117
Credits 2
Restriction The class of "Fundamental theories of geophysical exploration" is recommended to acuire.
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Hitosih Mikada, Tada-nori Goto

Course Description

Applied geophysical exploration technologies in disaster mitigation, civil engineering, and earth resources engineering is discussed in terms of seismological and of electromagnetic theories. Students may be asked to process data or design digital filters in the course.


Attendances to the class and reports are weighted as 60 and 40, respectively.

Course Goals

Understanding seismiclogical and electromagnetic theories used in geophysical exploration and subsurface-imaging technologies.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Electromagnetic signal processing 3 Principles of magnetotelluric methods, electromagnetic sources and noise reduction.
Modeling technologies in electromagnetic methods 3 Subsurface structure modeling in EM methods. The effects of surface weathered layers, the identification of spatial dimensions, and modeling methodologies are discussed.
Signal processing in seismics 4 Digital filtering in seismic data processing.
Reflection seismology 3 Fundamental theories of reflection seismic data processing. Seismic migration is the one to be briefly discussed.
Petrophysics 2 Fundamental petrophysics, and fundamental measurement theories in geophysical logging are discussed.


Specified in the course.


J.F.Claerbout, 1976, Fundamentals of Geophysical Data Processing, (OOP:photocopies to be specified)


The credits of "Exploration Geophysics" in undergraduate course and "Fundamental Theories of Geophysical Exploration" in graduate course are requested to obtain before the classes.

Web Sites

May be specified by the lecturers.

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