Marine Geophysics

Undergraduate, IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG5125
Start Fall term 2016 – period 1
Language: English

This course provides an introduction to marine geophysics and geological interpretation of marine geophysical data. The course covers the theory behind standard marine geophysical mapping, focusing particularly on acoustic methods. The course includes a historical overview of how geophysical methods have been used to explore the oceans and how seafloor mapping has contributed to understanding of Earth’s evolution. Re-exams may be held on campus.


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Course Director
Martin Jakobsson, Department of Geological SciencesMartin Jakobsson 
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

60 ECTS credits in geology or earth science. Or 30 ECTS credits in geology and 15 ECTS credits mathematics and 15 ECTS credits Physics/Geophysics.


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Course literature

E. J. W. Jones, 1999
Marine Geophysics
ISBN: 978-0-471-98694-2


 is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.
Department of Geological Sciences
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