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Jim Merriam B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Geological Sciences professor emeritus

Geology 114

Research Area(s)

  • Induced Polarization
  • Geophysical Inversion
  • Electromagnetics
  • Global dynamics including earth rotation
  • Earth tides


Electromagnetics earth tides geophysical induced polarization near-surface geophysics

I work on problems in electromagnetics in exploration geophysics and in global geodynamics. Currently I am working on a technique called induced polarization ( IP) .  This is used in exploration for minerals as well as in environmental investigations.