Active Geophysical Monitoring

Edited by

  • Junzo Kasahara, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Valeri Korneev, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Michael Zhdanov, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Active geophysical monitoring is an important new method for studying time-evolving structures and states in the tectonically active Earth's lithosphere. It is based on repeated time-lapse observations and interpretation of rock-induced changes in geophysical fields periodically excited by controlled sources.

In this book, the results of strategic systematic development and the application of new technologies for active geophysical monitoring are presented. The authors demonstrate that active monitoring may drastically change solid Earth geophysics, through the acquisition of substantially new information, based on high accuracy and real-time observations. Active monitoring also provides new means for disaster mitigation, in conjunction with substantial international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

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Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-045262-3

Table of Contents

Part I. General concept and historical review; 1. General concept of active geophysical monitoring; 2. Active monitoring targets; Part II. Theory and technology of active monitoring; 3. Technology of active monitoring; 4. Signal processing and accuracy control in active monitoring; 5. Theory of data analysis and interpretation; Part III. Case histories; 6. Regional active monitoring experiments