Geophysics is the application of the laws and techniques of physics to uncover knowledge about the earth’s dynamic processes and subsurface structure.
Degree Specific: Understanding of global geophysics, exploration geophysics, mining geophysics, physical properties of rocks, geophysics field methods, gravity and magnetics, seismic theory and methods, geophysical data processing and geophysical interpretation.
Analytical and Mathematic: Ability to analyze data and process information using the disciplines of mathematics, physics, statistics computer science and geology.
Research and Surveying: Compile and synthesize large quantities of data, compile data into reports and presentations, conduct surveys.
Methods: Familiar with specific forms of geophysics such as seismology, geomagnetism, gravity and geophysical data-processing.
Problem solving: Solve complex problems, and think critically and logically about geophysical concepts and inquiries.
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