Geophysics

Monash University is regarded as a leader in geophysical research at both national and international levels. This reputation is due primarilly to a strong research group with diverse interests including (but not limited to) crustal heat flow measurement and modelling, electromagnetic methods and high definition ground penetrating radar. A geophysical instrumentation development group provides equipment and expertise to both the mineral and geotechnical industries. Techniques for mineral exploration and geotechnical surveys are developed together with new equipment and technologies, including high-resolution TEM and GPR systems. Projects include downhole-logging techniques concentrating on the earth’s electrical and magnetic response, and spectral analysis of seismic records to investigate material properties. Field studies include high precision potential field investigations over prospective economic ore deposits.

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