Course Details

Advanced geophysical technologies

Academic Year 2024/25

DEB061 course is part of 4 study plans

DKA-GK Summer Semester 1st year

DPA-GK Summer Semester 1st year

DKC-GK Summer Semester 1st year

DPC-GK Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



7 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction - UNDERGROUND, AIRBORNE AND SATELLITE GEOPHYSICAL METHODS: Carriers, Methodology of Measurement and Data Processing. 2. Magnetometry - magnetic properties of rocks, measurement of susceptibility, geomagnetic field, magnetometers, examples of interpretation of aeromagnetic maps, magnetic field of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, limits of air and satellite measurements, 3. Gravimetry - principles, problems, gravitymeters, absolute and relative measurements, data processing, reduction, gravity anomalies, determination density and porosity, 4. Creation of derived and transformed gravity maps, gravity measurements in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, gravimetric foundations, 5. Direct and inverse gravimetric task, underground and shaft measurements, vertical and horizontal gravity gradients and the second derivative of gravity anomalies. 6. Radiometry - method, measurement and data processing, radioactive rocks, gamma spectrometry, instruments, aerial survey, 7. Geoelectric stationary fields, resistivity methods, spontaneous and induced polarization, GPR - Ground penetrating radar measurements 8. Electromagnetic methods - method principles, electromagnetic field (ELM) geometry, real and imaginary field components, classification of ELM methods, use of ELM methods, range and efficiency of ELM methods, interpretation of ELM methods, 9. REFLECTIVE SEISMICS: Seismic methods, 2D, 3D and 4D variants, principles of measurement and processing of reflection seismic, wave field, applications in basic Earth exploration and oil and coal exploration, exploration of gas reservoirs, 10. Refraction seismic, solution of the problem of deep structure of bark and lithosphere. Examples of interpretation from individual segments of lithospheric plates. 11. GEOFYZIKA AND SEISMOTEKTONIKA - Seismic wave theory. Methods for registering earthquake waves, processing seismograms - determination of foci and earthquake focal mechanisms. earthquake prognosis, identification and interpretation of tectonic structures. 12. GEOPHYSICS AND COUNTRY REMOTE EXPLOITATION - types of images, ways of interpretation, utilization of GIS technology, combination of geophysical and DPZ data, interferometry, exogenous dynamics. 13. Physical rocks properties and their importance and using in practice 14. Exercises - Demonstration of results of projects with a significant share of the used of geophysical data: geophysical mapping of basic structures of plate tectonics, state mapping in the 1:25 000 scale, research of localities for Radioactive wasted material repository,