Phone: (406) 496-4188
Location: ELC 305
Graduate students pursuing an MS in Geoscience with the Geophysical Engineering option currently have three choices: thesis, publishable paper in lieu of thesis, and non-thesis. All graduate students, regardless of choice, are encouraged to begin participation in a variety of research and field exploration projects early in the program.
Recent research projects in the department include:
- Oil Reservoir Characterization
- Seismic Processing/Interpretation
- Electrical Resistivity Studies
- Digital Acoustic Sensing (DAS)
- Remote Sensing Analysis
- Ground Penetrating Radar Studies
- Shallow Seismic Investigations
- Antarctic Geology
- Gravity and Magnetic Studies
- Tectonics of Montana
Engineering geophysical applications are also of interest and a recent project involved the combined use of seismic and electrical techniques in a groundwater development investigation.
Major department equipment includes a 144-channel seismograph; time domain EM system; ground penetrating radar system; gravimeters; magnetometers; gamma-ray spectrometer; horizontal loop EM system; a resistivity, IP, controlled source AMT system; and three department vehicles for field work. Extensive use is made of the department's computing facilities including PCs, LINUX and workstations, and a 28-node supercomputer.View the Master of Science in Geoscience with an Option in Geophysical Engineering Curriculum HERE.