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The seismic refraction method allows us to calculate the propagation velocity of elastic waves through a stack of two or three geologic units (and from this we can make an educated guess as to the nature of each geologic unit), and to determine the depth to the interface between the units (for example, the depth to the interface between the unsaturated zone above and the saturated zone below, which is called . . . the water table!). Addresses student fear of quantitative aspect and/or inadequate quantitative skills Uses geophysics to solve problems in other fields

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195558699T,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Field methods in hydrogeology,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Geophysics in other disciplines,Exploration Methods,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Refraction,Physics,NSDL

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