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Research Opportunities

MSc. Research Projects in Geology and Geophysics

Geophysics

M.Sc. in Airborne electromagnetic interpretation
Students with an interest in processing and interpretation of airborne electromagnetic data are encouraged to apply. The project involves interpreting the depth, dip, strike and size of discrete conductors. 

Background required: Geophysics, data processing, mathematical analysis, computer programming.  

Contact Professor Richard Smith for details.

M.Sc. in Airborne electromagnetic modelling
This project involves calculating the response of a sphere like body buried below conductive overburden. The model would be used for modeling data collected in the northern Ontario "Ring of Fire" area.

Background required: Geophysics, mathematical analysis, computer programming, Microsoft Windows programming and data interpretation.

Contact Professor Richard Smith for details.

M.Sc. in Water exploration
This project will involve modifying the acquisition parameters of an electromagnetic survey to look for water.

Background required: Geophysics, data processing, programming and data interpretation.

Contact Professor Richard Smith for details.

M.Sc. in Gridding geophysical data
This project will involve creating aerial images of geophysical data from data that are collected along traverses. Normal methods for generating these images (minimum curvature, kriging) do not work well when the features are narrow and trend at an oblique angle to the traverse line. This project will build upon anisotropic diffusive gridding and involve programming.

Background required: Geophysics, data processing, programming and data interpretation.

Contact Professor Richard Smith for details.

There is money available to fund Canadian students for these projects. Foreign students will need additional sources of funding of about $15000 per year to cover the cost of foreign student fees and the cost of living in Sudbury.