Talk:Geophysical engineering

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I think this specialty does exist: [1] Tom Harrison Talk 22:17, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. Engineering is about the design and construction of things, and the various sites I looked at are all basically about the use of geophysics as a way of obtaining data. There's no design element involved. The article is one sentence long, and doesn't say anything which would be of use to anyone, or I'd consider renaming the article to Applied geophysics, which is a real specialty. Argyriou (talk) 22:39, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

The Colorado School of Mines offers an MS and PhD in geophysical engineering. Tom Harrison Talk 12:18, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I suspect a case of engineering inflation, which is a little odd, since geophysics is harder than geotechnical engineering. But anyway, the article is one sentence long, and hasn't had a substantive edit since it was created in November 2006. I'm going to take this one to AfD.
I wish I knew a geophysicist I could recruit to Wikipedia, because all the articles on geophysics here are crap. Argyriou (talk) 15:58, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
I don't care particularly, since as you say there is little enough here, but it might be easier to just redirect it somewhere. Tom Harrison Talk 16:00, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I disagree with the redirect to another, albeit closely related, engineering discipline. Per Colorado School of Mines: Department of Geophysics: "The Department of Geophysics offers the B.S. degree in geophysical engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both geophysics and geophysical engineering." So yes, the geophysical engineers may not be designing anything, but they are applying the science to actual use, while the geophysicists are working on the science itself. See Exploration geophysics. Applied geophysics redirects there. I suppose "geophysical engineer" just sounds better than "geophysical explorer". Redirecting to Exploration geophysics. Hope that's better, but I'm not an expert in this field. – Wbm1058 (talk) 21:46, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. Now I see at Outline of geophysics § Engineering:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, so "exploration geophysicist", not "geophysical explorer" or "geophysical engineer". Undo. Wbm1058 (talk) 22:50, 24 May 2015 (UTC)