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Applied Geophysics for Geologists and Engineers

The Elements of Geophysical Prospecting

Covers the fundamentals of all currently used methods (seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, gravity, magnetic, borehole logging and remote sensing) and pays special attention to the seismic refraction and electrical resistivity techniques which are the ones most commonly used in engineering and groundwater geophysics. The main changes in this new edition of Applied Geophysics for Engineers and Geologists, apart from a general updating, and conversion to SI units, is a more extensive treatment of electromagnetic and induced polarisation methods, and of geophysical borehole logging. The seismic reflection method is also treated more fully in view of its great importance in petroleum prospecting. Problems, with answers are also included. Taken together, the changes are so great that this is virtually a new book, as is suggested by the change in title

Undergraduates in geology, geophysics and engineering. Graduate students in geophysics


Published: February 1981

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-022072-7


  • represents the most lucid elementary geophysics text available. It is strongly recommended as excellent value to students in these fields and practising engineers alike.

    International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science

    ...informative and pleasant to read.

    Earth Science Reviews

    Students either in applied geology or engineering who are required to include a geophysics programme in their courses would find this book invaluable.

    Esrisat Bulletin


  • (partial) Introduction: units

    The seismic method

    Seismic surveys and their interpretation

    Theory of electrical resistivity surveying

    Practice and applications in resistivity surveying

    Other electrical methods

    Gravity surveying

    Magnetic surveying

    Geophysical borehole logging

    Radiometric surveys and remote sensing





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