To provide the students with a basic knowledge of the physical phenomena occuring on the Earth and on the theoretical and experimental methods to study these processes. A specific focus will be on transport phenomena and on applied and environmental issues.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able 1. to read and understand scientific papers and books which the themes treated during the lectures; 2. to read and evaluate technical reports for practical applications of geophysical techniques; 3. to deal with problems related to process phenomena (mass, energy, momentum, etc.) with a critical view.
Lesson period: First semester
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Introduction to the Earth Sciences. Phenomenological laws for transport processes in geophysics. Transport phenomena in the Earth: electrical charge (electrical field); ground water; energy (geothermal field); solutes; momentum (elastic field). Potential fields: Earth's gravity and magnetic fields (basic notions about the electromagnetic field).