544-0959/01 – Geophysics (GEOPHY)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geodesy and Mine SurveyingCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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POS0188 doc. RNDr. Lubomil Pospíšil, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Master the content of the subject according to the annotation. Learn to apply basic geophysical methods, process measured data and interpret them in practice. To learn to apply complexes of geophysical methods in geological practice, including the interpretation of measurement results. The knowledge demonstrated at the end of the course is: submission of the elaboration of assigned programs from individual exercises and elaboration of seminar work (lectures on a selected topic).

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course provides a basic brief description of individual geophysical methods. For each group or specific method, the characteristics of the measured physical field, instruments, methodology of measurement and data processing, types of detected anomalies and their interpretation. It also introduces the basic use of methods in practice. It expands the basic knowledge of selected geophysical methods, especially geoelectric (resistance profiling method, vertical electrical sounding, resistance tomography and georadar) and seismic (straight, reflected and refracted wave method, seismoacoustic method). Together with gravimetric, radionuclide, magnetic and thermal methods and selected logging methods, students are introduced to suitable complexes of geophysical methods used in solving the geodynamics of the Earth, specific tasks in geology, hydrogeology, deposit exploration and ecology. The student will be able to process data and interpret measurement results.

Compulsory literature:

Reeves, C.; Aeromagnetic Surveys - Principles, Practice & Interpretation. 2005, Earthworks, Published by Getech,Leeds, 1-155. Milsom, J.; Field Geophysics, Published by John Wiley&Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern, 2003. Telford, W. M., Geldart, L., P., Sheriff, R., E.; Applied Geophysisc Second Edition, Published 2001 by The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Grant, F.S., West, G. F., 1996: Interpretation Theory in Applied Geophysics. McGraw-Hill, Toronto, 584 stran

Recommended literature:

Milsom, J.; Field Geophysics, Published by John Wiley&Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern, 2003. Fajklewicz, Z.; Applied Gravimetry. AGH University of Sci. And Technology Press, Cracow, 2007, 433pp, (in Polish) Lines L.R. And Newrick, R.T., Fundamentals of geophysical interpretation. Geophysical Monograph Series, Published by Society Of Exploration Geophysicists, NUMBER 13, ISBN 978-0-931830-56-3, 273p, 2004. Fairhead D. J.; Advances in Gravity and Magnetic Processing and Interpretation. EAGE Publications bv, PO Box 59, 3990 DB Houten, The Netherlands, ISBN 978-94-6282-175-0, 338pp, 2015.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Účast na konzultacích, ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

Other requirements for the student will be addressed individually in relation to the assignment of the dissertation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The position of geophysics in the sciences of the Earth, basic concepts. Basic physical properties of rocks influencing the measured physical fields. Gravimetry method, derived gravity fields, regional and residual, anomalies, interpretation of gravimetric data. Magnetometry, geoelectric methods, electrochemical methods, data processing and interpretation. Electromagnetic methods and their use in geology. Radionuclide methods, Seismic methods, interpretation of seismic measurements. Logging methods, characteristics of the measured field, types of detected anomalies and their interpretation, Geothermal energy - methods of field measurements contact, contactless, interpretation, application and use. The role of geophysics in hydrogeology and engineering geological survey. Seismology, geodynamics and deep structure.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0532D330034) Mine Surveying and Geodesy K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0532D330034) Mine Surveying and Geodesy P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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