Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 458 - APPLIED ROCK PHYSICS

Long Title: ENVIRONMENTAL & APPLIED ROCK PHYSICS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 101 OR MATH 102) AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 102 OR PHYS 111) AND CAAM 210
Description: Rock physics, the study of the impact of rock microstructure, mineralogy, fluids, stress state, and diagenetic features on wave propagation in porous media. Understanding the use of such relationships for quantitative analysis of seismic datasets. Applications to geologic carbon storage, permafrost characterization, geothermal systems, and hydrogeology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EEPS 658. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Knowledge of applied geophysics, seismology, continuum mechanics, differential equations, and petrology will expand the value of the material. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EEPS 458 if student has credit for EEPS 658/ESCI 456/ESCI 665.