Advanced Potential Field Methods

Course Information
TitleΠροχωρημένες Μέθοδοι Δυναμικών Πεδίων / Advanced Potential Field Methods
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGrigorios Tsokas
Course ID40003320

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion the students should 1) Know how to "read" Bouguer and magnetic maps. 2) Conduct gravity and magnetic surveys 3) Construct Bouguer and magnetic maps. 4) Perform processing on potential field’s data. 5) Interpret potential field’s data
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to complex functions, Theory of fields, the magnetic field and magnetization of materials, the Bouguer anomaly, transformations of potential fields, interpretation of magnetic and gravity filed anomalies, automatic interpretation methods, examples of gravity and magnetic surveys, demonstration of gravity meters (inside the School) and magnetometers (either along with the undergraduate field exercise or in any survey that the department has undertaken during the semester), Laboratory Exercises: Diurnal correction of magnetic field readings, interpretation of magnetic anomalies in 2 dimensions, use of Potential Fields program suit of United States Geological Survey, mapping software.
gravity prospecting, magnetic prospecting, potential fields
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
«Γεωφυσική Διασκόπηση με τη Μέθοδο των Δυναμικών Πεδίων», Γ. Τσόκας, «Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications».του R.Blakely
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