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# Course detail

## Geophysics and Geodynamics

Subjet code : FAST-HE02 Faculty of Civil Engineering 2011/2012 Yes doc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc. Institute of Geodesy Master's full-time study Czech 5 course-unit credit and examination 1 winter compulsory

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 Objective of the course – aims of the course unit: Knowledge of physical properties of the Earth body, and of methods for determination of basic geophysical parameters. Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences: The Student manages aim of teaching of geophysics and geodynamics if knowledge of physical processes and properties of the Earth body, and of methods for determination of basic geophysical parameters will be adequate Prerequisites: Knowledge of fundamentals of theory of fields. Knowledge of fundamentals of theoretical geodesy. Course contents (annotation): Subject of geophysics studies, placing of the Earth in space, Earth´s motions, fundamental physical laws. Basics of theory of fields, scalar and vector field, gradient, divergency and rotation of field quantities. Gravitational potential, intensity of gravity field of a mass point, homogeneous sphere, and general body. Basics of spherical functions theory. Gravity field of the Earth, its intensity and potential, expansion of potential into spherical functions. Field of Earth´s gravitational force and its potential. Level surfaces of the gravity force potential. Normal Earth´s gravity force field, normal gravitational acceleration, its reductions. Fay and Bouguer anomalies. Basics of gravimetry, types and principles of gravity meters. Fundamental equation of physical geodesy, geoid and quasigeoid. Physical fundamentals of seismic phenomena, registration and parameters of earthquakes, model of the Earth, discontinuity surfaces. Magnetic and electric field of the Earth. Geomagnetic and geoelectric surveys. Teaching methods and criteria: n. a. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Requirements for successful completion of the subject are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year. Course curriculum: 1. Subject of geophysics, placing of the Earth in space, Earth´s motions, fundamental physical laws. 2. Basics of theory of fields, scalar and vector field. 3. Gravitational potential, gravity field of a mass point, sphere, and general body. 4. Basics of spherical functions theory. 5. Gravity field of the Earth, its intensity and potential, expansion of potential into spherical functions. 6. Field of Earth´s gravitational force and its potential. Level surfaces of the gravity force potential. 7. Normal Earth´s gravity force field, normal gravitational acceleration. 8. Reductions of gravity acceleration. Fay and Bouguer anomalies. 9. Basics of gravimetry, types and principles of gravity meters. 10. Fundamental equation of physical geodesy, geoid and quasigeoid. 11. Physical fundamentals of seismic phenomena, registration and parameters of earthquakes, model of the Earth, discontinuity surfaces. 12. Magnetic and electric field of the Earth. 13. Geomagnetic and geoelectric surveys. Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences: Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year. Recommended reading: Pospíšil L.: Geofyzika a geodynamika, MODUL #1 , HE02 - GEOFYZIKA A GEODYNAMIKA. VUT, Fakulta stavební, Brno 2007Andreev, B.A. , Kljušin, I.G.: Geologičeskoje istolkovanie gravitacionnych anomalii. Moskva, Nedra 1965Bullen, K.E.: Introduction to the Theory of Seismology. Cambridge University Press 1953Burša, M., Pěč, K.: Tíhové pole a dynamika Země. ACADEMIA, Praha 1988Pospíšil, L, Šutora, A.: PRAKTICKÁ GEOFYZIKA, Učební texty pro geodety, GRAVIMETRIE. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o. Brno 2002Pospíšil, L, Šutora, A.: PRAKTICKÁ GEOFYZIKA, Učební texty pro geodety, ÚVOD DO UŽITÉ GEOFYZIKY. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o. Brno 2003Burger, H. R.: Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface. Prentice Hall P. T. 1992Lillie, R.J.: Whole Earth Geophysics. Prentice Hall, New Jersey 1999Mareš S. , et al.: Úvod do užité geofyziky. SNTL a ALFA. Praha 1979Ochaba, Š.: GEOFYZIKA. Základy fyziky Země a jej okolia. SPN - Bratislava 1986Sheriff, R.E.: Geophysical methods. Prentice Hall, N.J. 1989Telford, W. M., Geldart L. P., and Sheriff R. E.: Applied Geophysics, 2nd ed.. Cambridge University Press 1990LaCoste & Romberg: General Catalog. Austin, Texas 1997Mareš, S. a kol.: Geofyzikální metody v hydrogeologii a inženýrské geologii. SNTL/Alfa, Praha 1983Schenk, V., and Schenková, Z.: Maps of Seismic Zones in Recent Czech National Codes. Journal of Exploration Geophysics, Remote Sensing and Environment: ročník IV. No. 2/1997, Brno 1997Wahlström, B.: Radiation, Health and Society. IAEA. Vienna 1997Wiegel, R.: Earthquake Engineering. Prentice Hall 1970

Type of course unit:
Lecture: 26 hours, optionally doc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc. 26 hours, compulsory doc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.