Seismic Methods of Geophysical Prospection

Course Information
TitleΣΕΙΣΜΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ ΓΕΩΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΔΙΑΣΚΟΠΗΣΗΣ / Seismic Methods of Geophysical Prospection
CodeNGGP 626E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Vargemezis
Course ID600019050

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses635
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635
KOITASMATOLOGIA - OIKONOMIKĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635
GEŌFYSIKĪElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
Students are aware of the importance of the seismic waves propagation in the study of the subsoil structure Learn basic seismic methods (refraction, reflection of surface waves) Learn the basic applications related to structures Learn for the environmental applications of seismic methods. They learn about seismic methods in hydrocarbon exploration. They learn the methods of recording and processing seismic data in the study of shallow geological structures.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic principles of the propagation of seismic waves, energy and attenuation. Seismic waves velocity. Relationship between geophysical-petrophysical and geological-geotechnical-environmental parameters. Velocity-density Relationship. Seismic Refraction: Study of layered structures. General applications Seismic measurements in boreholes. Crosshole-downhole methods. Surface waves recording. The MASW method Seismic reflection. Basic pronciples. Reflection in layered structure. Migration. Stacking. Interpretation of seismic sections MASW applications and measurements in boreholes Structure and contain of exercises Seismic Wave Properties, seismic wave velocities. Refraction in a layer Refraction by the co-minus method The Downhole method The Crosshole method MASW data interpretation Reflection in simple structure Field demonstration of seismic methods Field application of seismic refraction method. Field application of seismic downhole method. Location: Univ. Campus Evaluation method for students (if done separately from the course). The students deliver a relevant report with the basic interpretation of the collected field data.
Seismic methods, refraction, reflection, MASW
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
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page, as well within the E-Learning platforms and the Opencourses platform of the Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The teacher/class evaluation is performed by the students through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work65
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral examination for students with learning disabilities. Intermediate written examination.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εισαγωγή στην εφαρμοσμένη γεωφυσική, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11261,Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./1996,Συγγραφείς: Παπαζάχος Βασίλης Κ.,ISBN: 960-431-359-2,Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ο.Ε. Εισαγωγή στη Γεωφυσική, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 7969, Έκδοση: 1η/2010, Συγγραφείς: Ταξιάρχης Παπαδόπουλος, ISBN: 978-960-6759-499, Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΝΕΩΝ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΩΝ ΜΟΝ. ΕΠΕ Εφαρμοσμένη γεωφυσική, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50659068, Έκδοση: 1/2013, Συγγραφείς: ·Άκης Τσελέντης ·Π. Παρασκευόπουλος, ISBN: 618-5012-02-2 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): LIBERAL BOOKS
Additional bibliography for study
Milsom, J. and Eriksen A. Field Geophysics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Fourth Edition, 2011 Parasnis, D.S. Principles of Applied Geophysics, Chapman and Hall, London, Fifth Edition, 1997. Sheriff, R.E. Encyclopedic dictionary of Exploration Geophysics, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, 1981. Telford, W.M., Geldart L.P. and Sheriff, R.E. Applied Geophysics, Cambridge University press, New York, 1993. Kearey, P., Brooks, M. Hill, I.. An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration, 3rd ed. ix + 262 pp. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2002. Dobrin, M.B. and Savit, C.H. Introduction to geophysical prospecting. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York , 1988.
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