University of Calgary

GOPH 351 - Introduction to Geophysics - Fall 2020

The key geophysical concepts and methods that are used to study the Earth and solve various geoscientific problems. Includes: earthquake seismology, gravity and magnetism, figure of the Earth, isostasy, heat flow, reflection and refraction seismology, radioactivity and geochronology, geodynamics, applications and case studies.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 201 and 202; and Mathematics 267 or 277; and Physics 211 or 221, and 223.


  • Credit for Geophysics 351 and 359 will not be allowed.


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