Everyday Applied Geophysics 3 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482816

Everyday Applied Geophysics 3

1st Edition

Refraction Seismic Methods

Authors: Nicolas Florsch
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482816
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 180
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Everyday Applied Geophysics 3: Refraction Seismic Methods covers the physical methods permitting the environmental exploration of the sub-surface in 1, 2, 3 or 4 dimensions (the latter for time-lapse in terms of physical environmental state and geometry). The ground is transparent to electrical currents, electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields, and seismic (acoustic) waves. All extend our senses by using the propagation of these phenomena through underground materials. The book specifically addresses the methods feasible, accessible and affordable to all users and provides simple apparatus electronic diagrams, and internet open-source and free software links for data interpretation.

Key Features

  • Proposes a practical, accessible and affordable applied geophysics for sub- surface environmental exploration
  • Application to groundwater, raw material and resources, agriculture, buried pollutions, archaeology
  • Explains seismic refraction
  • Provides methods for environmental studies


Environmental technicians and researchers, students, engineers, universities, local authorities, any enterprise involved in water resource prospection, farmers, pollution surveyors, raw material extractors, notably in developing countries. Applied geophysics users without theoretical training. Good amateurs. People without a strong theoretical background in mathematics and physics but full of common sense

Table of Contents

  1. Seismic refraction
    2. Less handy methods for environmental studies


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About the Author

Nicolas Florsch

Nicolas Florsch is a Geophysicist Engineer and Professor at Sorbonne University in Paris, France, where he teaches Applied and Environmental Geophysics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sorbonne Univerity Paris, France

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