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1 The study of the Earth What is Geophysics?

2 The study of tectonic plates and earthquakes What is Geophysics?

3 The study of the composition of the Earth What is Geophysics? Earth Structure by USGS

4 The study of natural hazards What is Geophysics? Frank Slide Turtle Mountain

5 What does a Geophysicist do? Explores for oil and gas

6 Shoots seismic surveys What does a Geophysicist do?

7 Shoots seismic surveys What does a Geophysicist do? geophones recording truck reflecting boundary energy source

8 Shoots seismic surveys What does a Geophysicist do? Vibroseis trucks

9 Shoots seismic surveys in Africa What does a Geophysicist do?

10 Shoots seismic surveys in the mountains What does a Geophysicist do?

11 Process seismic data What does a Geophysicist do?

12 Uses computer technology to interpret seismic data What does a Geophysicist do? Seismic Image of Ancient Reef in Alberta [400 million years old]

13 Uses computer technology to interpret seismic data What does a Geophysicist do?

14 Uses high tech visualization to interpret seismic data What does a Geophysicist do?

15 Collects aeromagnetic and gravity data

16 Finds water in Malawi What does a Geophysicist do?

17 Archaeological surveys in Israel

18 Surveys in the Arctic Islands as though on Mars What does a Geophysics student do?

19 Goes on geology field trips What does a Geophysics student do?

20 Goes to geophysics field school What does a Geophysics student do?

21 Data management What does a Technologist do?

22 Who hires Geophysicists and Technologists? Engineering Companies environmental studies The Petroleum Industry oil and gas exploration and production Mining Companies mineral resource exploration Universities teaching and research Governments regulatory agencies

23 Education requirements? B.Sc in geophysics, physics, mathematics, geology, earth science or computer science (see details under “Careers in Geophysics” at Licensing by your provincial regulatory association (APEGGA in Alberta) Diploma or certificate from a technical college

24 How much does a Geophysicist earn per year? With an oil company: New hire: $40,000-70,000 5 years experience: $70, , years experience: $90, , years experience: $130, ,000 * based on 2006 data

25 How much does a Geophysical Technologist earn? With an oil company: New hire: $32,000-$44,000 5 years experience: $56, years experience: $72, years experience: $75,000 * based on 2004 data


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