This module outlines the fundamental theory and techniques of field work in environmental geology. It aims to give students the essential tools for the assessement of environmental hazards associated with mining operations and how to measure their effects.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subjects, it is intended that students will be able to conduct field analyses of acid drainage chemistry and mine tailings, piezometer measurements and analysis in porous aquifers, and use a range of geophysical techniques, including resistivity and electromagnetics.
exercise critical judgement
undertake rigorous and independent thinking
adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks
develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills