Applied Geophysics

ISBN-10: 0521339383
ISBN-13: 9780521339384
Edition: 2nd 1990 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the popular and highly regarded textbook, Applied Geophysics, describes the physical methods involved in exploration for hydrocarbons and minerals. These tools include gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, and radioactivity studies. All aspects of these methods are described, including theoretical considerations, data acquisition, and data processing and interpretation, with the objective of locating concentrations of natural resources and defining their extent. In the past fourteen years or so since the writing of Applied Geophysics, there have been many changes in the field of exploration geophysics. The authors give full treatment to changes in this field, which include improved techniques for calculating gravity fields, the use of proton-precession and optically-pumped magnetometers, improved quality of seismic data, magnetotelluric as a practical exploration method, new electromagnetic exploration methods, the use of gamma-ray spectrometers in radioactive exploration, and improved well-logging techniques. The intent is to be practical, and thus many actual examples and problems are given. Moreover, wherever possible in this edition the authors adopt the use of Systme Internationale (SI) units, which were not in standared use at the time of the first edition. The reader needs only a general background knowledge of geology, physics, and mathematics. Most of the math can be skipped by those interested only in the results. Advanced mathematical concepts are explained in the appendix.

Preface to the second edition
Excerpts from preface to the first edition
Mathematical conventions
Introduction
Gravity methods
Magnetic methods
Seismic methods
Electrical properties of rocks and minerals
Methods employing natural electrical sources
Electromagnetic methods
Resistivity methods
Induced polarization
Radio activity method
Geophysical well logging
Integrated geophysical problems
Appendices
Index

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