Geophysical Laboratory I (summer semester) / II (winter semester)
Rules for Academic year 2023/2024 (both semesters)
Field of study: Geophysics (Physics, II degree)
Organizational unit: Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Coordinator: Iwona Stachlewska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tutors: Gustavo Abade, Daniel Albuquerque, Grzegorz Florczyk, Robert Grosz, Afwan Hafiz, Łucja Janicka, Konrad Kossacki, Stanisław Król, Maciej Karasewicz, Szymon Malinowski, Krzysztof Markowicz, Jakub Nowak, Katarzyna Nurowska, Hanna Pawłowska, Patryk Poczta, Iwona Stachlewska, Dominika Szczepanik, Artur Tomczak, Emeka Ugboma, Marta Wacławczyk, Dongxiang Wang, Olga Zawadzka-Mańko, Piotr Żmijewski.
Important information for students in academic year 2023/2024:
This topic follows deadlines for the Academic calendar of University of Warsaw
For GL-II, note that the end of the wintertime exam session is the dedline for submiting initial reports; while the end of the resit exam session is the deadline for submiting revised reports, if needed.
For GL-I, note that the end of the sumertime exam session is the dedline for submiting initial reports); while the end of the resit exam session is the deadline for submiting revised reports, if needed.
Students, please note that tutors will not help in performing the exercize nor assess your work-progress/reports during the winter and summer holidays!
Thus tutors will assess and give mark ONLY to the reports that were submitted BEFORE the specified deadline dates!
For the students who performed the exerscize (confirmed by tutor) but did not submited the report the tutors will give mark 2.
The aim of the Laboratory is to familiarize students with experimental and theoretical methods and advanced analysis of geophysical data. The thematic scope of the proposed exercises includes topics in atmospheric physics, lithosphere physics and planetology.
The laboratory consists of performing three (GL II winter semester) or four (GL I semester) exercises.
Descriptions of the proposed exercises with names of tutors are listed below.
Literature is determined by tutors, according to the individual topic and scope of the exercise.
Assessment of the final grade is based on the student's reports on the selected exercises (3 for GL II and 4 for GL I). Each report is evaluated by the tutor. The final grade is the average of the ratings obtained from the individual reports. Lack of performing the given above the obligatory number of exercises results in failing the subject!
The laboratory is realized solely in English.
- preparation for exercises 30h (GL II), 40h (GL I)
- exercises 30h (GL II), 30h (GL I)
- preparation of results and preparation of reports 30h (GL II), 40h (GL I)
Students that have performed a certain exercise in the previous semesters are not allowed to perform the same exercise in the current semester! In the submitted reports students are obligated to add information: "Herewith, I declare that I have not performed this exercise in any of the previous semesters".
Tutors are obligated to check for plagiarism and add information: "No plagiarism detected", along with the grade, date, and signature on the first page of each evaluated report. The scan/photo of this page has to be provided by the tutor to the coordinator asap.
1. The student selects the exercises from the list below and contacts the tutors to confirm that the exercise can be performed in a given semester.
2. Information about selected and confirmed exercises must be communicated by the student to the GL coordinator within 1 month of the beginning of the semester.
3. The student carries out each exercise under the tutor's supervision.
4. After completing the exercise, the student prepares a report and submits it for review by the tutor.
5. The coordinator receives an evaluated final report (with grade) from the student by the end of the exam session.
6. The report must contain the following information in the heather: Name of the laboratory: Geophysical Laboratory I (summer) or Geophysical Laboratory II (winter); academic year: 2023/2024; full title of the exercise; name and surname of tutor; name and surname of the student; student registration number at UW (USOS); date on which the first report is submitted to tutor, and if necessary - the date of the revision of the report.
7. The report must be written in the English language.
8. Failure to submit the graded report to the coordinator by the end of the exam session of a given semester means an unsatisfactory grade from the given exercise.
9. The final grade obtained by the student is the average of the ratings of the individual reports (3 grades for GL II and 4 grades for GL I, including the unsatisfactory grades.
10. The coordinator proposes the final grade to the student no later than one week before the end of the exam session.
11. The final grade is inserted to USOS on the last day of the exam session.
12. It is possible to improve each report until the end of the make-up session of a given semester.
13. The final grade is then the average of 3 (GLII) or 4 (GL I) grades (highest grade per exercise).