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The Life Of A Geophysicist And His Valuable Equipment

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You enjoy your job as a qualified geophysicist to no end as you are working on something that has always interested you. Work is plentiful with lots of construction work taking place which requires your expertise at the beginning of any sizeable project.

Indeed, with the amount of recent work recently received it is time for you to upgrade your own equipment, as you have previously had the expense of hiring some of the required kits. As luck would have it you see an advert online that offers geophysical equipment for sale.

What does a geophysicist do?

Geophysicists are experts in one of three general areas, solid earth, fluid earth, and upper atmosphere. Searching for oil and mineral deposits along with water and energy in resources is the domain of solid earth. When dealing with fluid earth, it is water supplies, irrigation, flood control, and soil erosion, while the upper atmosphere deals with the earth’s magnetic and electric fields, while comparing its outer atmosphere with those of other planets.

They typically work in construction and engineering, with exploration for geological surveys, mining and quarrying, and petroleum and natural gas companies among their many opportunities of a career path after qualifying, often after obtaining a degree. It allows the safe construction of new developments without by any issues below the surface arising mid-build which saves both time and money.

What is the typical equipment a geophysicist use?

  • Induced polarization systems allow the geophysical imaging technique called induced polarization, which was originally discovered by Conrad Schlumberger when measuring the resistivity of rock. It identifies the electrical changeability of subsurface materials.
  • Electrical resistivity systems measure how strongly a material resists electrical current, with a low measurement level, meaning that a material allows electric current to pass through. It may offer a solution for a project in the commercial construction market.
  • An electrical resistivity meter is a device that is used to measure the flow of electric current through the ground from probes inserted at regular intervals, which is invaluable information in the construction industry.
  • A multichannel seismograph detects ground vibrations by receivers called geophones that are placed in equal spaces on the surface that they are measuring.
  • Workbench software is a perfect solution for processing, inversion, and visualization of geophysical and geological data so that all the correct data is available in an instant.
  • Working with ground penetrating radar instruments provides a method of surveying the sub-surface to investigate whether there are such materials as concrete, asphalt, metals, pipes, cables, or masonry without having to disturb the surface. Perhaps using such equipment on a visit to a historic city would offer some interesting results.
  • A sample core IP tester is an innovative piece of equipment, which is portable, and battery-powered, to measure the electrical properties of drill cores, samples, and outcrops.

Whichever equipment is required and purchased, it is always best to speak to experts in the field, pardon the pun, who will ensure that your needs are met, with the best providers also offering items to rent.


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