Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods

Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods

1st Edition - March 26, 2009

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  • Author: Michael Zhdanov
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080931760
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529633

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In this book the author presents the state-of-the-art electromagnetic (EM)theories and methods employed in EM geophysical exploration.The book brings together the fundamental theory of EM fields and the practicalaspects of EM exploration for mineral and energy resources.This text is unique in its breadth and completeness in providing anoverview of EM geophysical exploration technology. The book is divided into four parts covering the foundations of EMfield theory and its applications, and emerging geophysical methods.Part I is an introduction to the field theory required for baselineunderstanding. Part II is an overview of all the basic elements ofgeophysical EM theory, from Maxwell's fundamental equations to modernmethods of modeling the EM field in complex 3-D geoelectrical formations. Part III deals with the regularized solution of ill-posedinverse electromagnetic problems, the multidimensional migration and imaging ofelectromagnetic data, and general interpretation techniques. Part IV describes major geophysical electromagnetic methods—direct current (DC), induced polarization (IP), magnetotelluric(MT), and controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) methods—and covers different applications of EM methods in exploration geophysics, includingminerals and HC exploration, environmental study, and crustal study.

Key Features

* Presents theoretical and methodological findings, as well as examples of applications of recently developed algorithms and software in solving practical problems
* Describes the practical importance of electromagnetic data through enabling discussions on a construction of a closed technological cycle, processing, analysis and three-dimensional interpretation
* Updates current findings in the field, especially with MT, magnetovariational and seismo-electrical methods and the practice of 3D interpretations


geochemists, geophysists

Table of Contents

  • I Introduction to Field Theory
    1 Differential Calculus of Vector Fields and Differential Forms
    2 Foundations of Field Theory
    II Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory
    3 Electromagnetic Field Equations
    4 Models of Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth
    5 Electromagnetic Fields in Horizontally Stratified Media
    6 Electromagnetic Fields in Inhomogeneous Media
    III Inversion and Imaging of Electromagnetic
    Field Data
    7 Principles of Ill-Posed Inverse Problem Solution
    8 Electromagnetic Inversion
    9 Electromagnetic Migration
    IV Geophysical Electromagneticmethods
    10 Electromagnetic Properties of Rocks and Minerals
    11 Generation and Measurement of Electromagnetic Fields in Geophysical
    12 Direct Current and Induced Polarization Methods
    13 Magnetotelluric and Magnetovariational Methods
    14 Electromagnetic Methods in the Frequency and Time Domains
    15 Marine Electromagnetic Methods
    16 Other Platforms, Other Methodologies
    A Algebra of Differential Forms
    B Calculus of Differential Forms
    C Mathematical Notations
    D Definition of Fields and Units
    E Linear Operators and Their Matrices

Product details

  • No. of pages: 868
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2009
  • Published: March 26, 2009
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080931760
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529633

About the Author

Michael Zhdanov

Michael S. Zhdanov is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Zhdanov is also Director of the Center of Electromagnetic Research at the same university. He has more than 30 years of experience in research and instruction in geophysical electromagnetic theory and he has authored more than 100 papers on the subject. He is the founding director of the Geoelectromagnetic Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

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