GEO 369G GEO 369G. Geophysical Measurements and Monitoring. 3 Hours.
Explore measurement and error theory, motivations, methods, and techniques to measure field and lab physical quantities; theory and design of sensors and instruments; microcontroller programming; and 3D design and printing. Covers microcontroller-based sensors and the design and development of measurement tools for geophysical, environmental, and geotechnical research. Covers field and lab methods to measure water level, pressure, conductivity, stress and deformation, water flow, and vibrations. Explores uncertainties and error propagation using practical application in geoscience problems. Entails designing an ARDUINO-based sensor, to be used to measure physical parameters in the field and produce a final report. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 369G and 371T (Topic: Geophyscl Measrmnt/Monitrng) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.