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TGB4286 - Petrophysical Techniques for Experimental Geophysics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 15/100
Oral examination 25/100 D
Approved report 30/100
Approved report 30/100

Course content

Petrophysical measurements underlie interpretation of geophysical data sets such as magnetic and gravity surveys, or may comprise stand-alone studies to address Earth history questions using crustal, environmental or rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, or cyclostratigraphy. This course will train students in the use of magnetic and density instrumentation at the NTNU Rock Magnetic Laboratory. Class content will address the fundamental origin of magnetic properties and applications of magnetic measurements in Earth Sciences. This course is ideally suited for students who have previously acquired samples for a Master’s thesis or PhD project, and wish to characterise their magnetic properties or undertake a paleomagnetic, crustal, environmental, or other rock magnetic study. It serves as an alternative to TGB4280 Geophysical Exploration for Natural Resources to fulfill the training requirement for independent use of the NTNU Rock Magnetic Laboratory.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: Students will gain expertise in established and cutting-edge laboratory methods, and fundamental and theoretical underpinnings of magnetic techniques and applications. SKILLS: Students will develop skills in measurement of magnetic properties, presentation, and interpretation of diverse data sets, using application-specific processing potentially including coding. In addition, they will gain experience in planning and refining experiments in crustal, environmental or rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, or cyclostratigraphy.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, guided readings, and compulsory laboratory project work. The syllabus includes intensive lecturing at the start of term, followed by extended project work, seminars, and presentations that reflect the intended application of the measured data. Independent lab work in addition to laboratory training is a required part of the course. This course is ideally suited for students who have previously acquired samples for a Master’s thesis or PhD project and wish to characterise their magnetic properties or undertake a paleomagnetic, crustal, environmental, or other rock magnetic study. Course evaluation will be by all students.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratorial work/field work

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis of the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (25%) and written work (lab-work and practical project write-ups, 15+30+30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TGB4125 Mineralogy, and basic introductions to physics, chemistry, and geology, or approval of instructor.

Course materials

Scientific articles to be determined based on area of specialisation of student for the current semester.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geophysical Interpretation
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 15/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 25/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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