G1101 Principles of Geophysics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr. (lecturer)
RNDr. Libor Vejmělek (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Krumlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Josef Havíř, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! G1101k Principles of Geophysics && ! NOW ( G1101k Principles of Geophysics ) && (! PROGRAM ( B - GE ) || ( NOW ( G0101 Occupational healt and safety ) && NOW ( C7777 Handling chemical substances ) && ( NOW ( CST:CJV_DIAL Dialang )|| CST:CJV_DIAL Dialang || JA001 Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science || JA002 Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science || JAG01 English for Geologists I || JAG02 English for Geologists II )))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 78 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/78, only registered: 3/78, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 3/78
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The lecture "Introduction to geophysics" reviews basic methods of applied geophysics used to study physical properties of the Earth crust. Following geophysical methods are lectured: gravimetry, magnetometry, exploration seismology, geoelectricity, radiometry and well logging.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the most important methods of geophysical exploration. At the end of this course the students should be able to make reasoned decisions about usage of suitable geophysical method in a given geological situation.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- process and analyze gravimetric, magnetometric, seismic, geoelectric, radiometric and well logging data;
- interpret outputs of basic geophysical methods;
- apply basic geophysical methods to a practical problem;
- analyze current scientific knowledge in geophysics;
- propose and explain a suitable method of research for geophysical purposes.
  • This course is an introduction to geophysical methods and is composed of the following blocks:
  • 1a) introduction – position of geophysics among Earth sciences
  • 1b) Earth as the terrestrial planet of the Solar system
  • 2) geothermic
  • 3) radiometric methods
  • 4) gravimetry
  • 5) isostasy
  • 6) geoelectricity
  • 7) geomagnetism
  • 8) seismic methods
  • 9) seismology
  • 10) well logging
    recommended literature
  • GRUNTORÁD, Jan. Principy metod užité geofyziky. Vyd. 1. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1985. 190 s. URL info
  • MAREŠ, Stanislav. Úvod do užité geofyziky. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1990. 677 s. ISBN 80-03-00427-6. info
  • LOWRIE, William. Fundamentals of geophysics. 2nd ed. New York [N.Y.]: Cambridge University Press, 2007. x, 381. ISBN 9780521675963. info
  • KEAREY, P., Michael BROOKS and Ian HILL. An introduction to geophysical exploration. 3rd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, 2002. viii, 262. ISBN 0632049294. info
    not specified
  • BLÁHA, Pavel. Geofyzika a svahové deformace. První vydání. v Bratislave: Universita Komenského, 2017. xiv, 338. ISBN 9788022344210. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
lectures, class discussion and exercises; written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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