541-0206/08 – Geophysics (GF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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POS0188 doc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Manage the summary of the subject by annotation. Learn to applicate the basic geophysical metods in geological practise.

Teaching methods



The subject gives the main brief characterization of geophysical methods. In every method group or every method it gives the characterization of measured physical field, equipments, methodics of measurements and data processing , the anomaly kinds a their interpretations. The object also talks about examples of geophysical methods utilization.

Compulsory literature:

REEVES, C.: Aeromagnetic Surveys - Principles, Practice & Interpretation. Earthworks, Published by Getech, Leeds, 2006, 155p. MCCANN, D. M.: Modern geophysics in engineering geology. London : Geological Society, 1997. Internet Resource, Computer File, 1997, 287p. MILSOM, J.: Field Geophysics, Published by John Wiley&Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester,West Sussex PO19 8SQ, England, 2003, 321p. BURGER, R. H.: Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface Har/Dskt Edition, ISBN-13: 007-6092031697, ISBN-10: 0132967731, 1992, 252p.

Recommended literature:

GADALLAH, M. R.: Exploration Geophysics 2009th Edition , Springer, ISBN-13: 978-3540851592, 2009, 315p. KEAREY, P. and BROOKS M.: An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration (Paperback) Blackwell Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0632049295, ISBN-10: 0632049294, 2002, 267 p. ROBINSON, E. S. and CORUH C.: Basic Exploration Geophysics (Hardcover). John Wiley and Sons, 1988, 556 p. PARASNIS, D.S.: Principles of Applied Geophysics (Fifth Edition), Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 2004, 19 (2)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminární práce, zápočtový test, písemná a ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to geophysics, basic principles, methods, geophysics and geosciences 2. Basic terminology, principles of processing and interpretation of geophysical data (geophysical fields, normal field and anomalous bodies, qualitative and quantitative interpretation, data visualization) 3. Physical properties of rocks affecting geophysical response 4. Geophysical maps, mapping and geophysical data visualization 5. Gravity methods 6. Magnetic methods 7. Resistivity methods 8. SP, IP and electromagnetic surveys 9. Seismic methods 10. Seismology 11. Radiometric methods 12. Geothermic methods 13. Well logging – geophysical measurement in boreholes 14. Complex utilization of geophysical methods

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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