The week previous to this exercise, the students are taught how to use an individual collecting point proton-precession magnetometer and a Cs-vapour automated magnetometer. Once they are comfortable with the instruments they are shown a plot of land over which they will design their own data collection strategy for an unknown anomaly. The day of the exercise, the students are placed into groups (no more than four per group), and assigned one of the two types of magnetometers. Each group then has up to 90 minutes to agree to a data collection strategy, collect their data, and make initial interpretations of their data. The proton precession magnetometer group needs to enter their data into a spreadsheet to normalize the data to note anomolies, or onto a map and contour their values. The Cs-vapour magnetometer group needs to download their data onto a laptop (or desktop), and use the interpretation software for their 2D and 3D maps. Presentations of data, interpretations, and discussion follow this. Uses online and/or real-time data Uses geophysics to solve problems in other fields Addresses student misconceptions


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