Applied Geophysics for Geologists and Engineers

2nd Edition

The Elements of Geophysical Prospecting

Print ISBN: 9780080220727
eBook ISBN: 9781483293486
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st February 1981
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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

Table of Contents

(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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Reviews 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 @source: @qu:...informative and pleasant to read.

Earth Science Reviews @source: @qu:Students either in applied geology or engineering who are required to include a geophysics programme in their courses would find this book invaluable.

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