Applied Geophysics / Edition 2

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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 Système 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.

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" excellent text will serve well as a reference for practicing geophysicists and for other earth scientists who become closely involved with geophysical prospecting. I believe that it will be necessary for almost every practicing exploration geophysicist to have a copy available."

" excellent complete treatment of applied geophysics, useful both as a comprehensive textbook and as a basic reference. The knowledgable economic geologist can be well prepared for a variety of important applications of geophysical methods." Economic Geology

"...a monumental text and reference in applied and exploration geophysics....well suited as a text for either a graduate or undergraduate course in general or exploration geophysics. The coverage is particularly good on the basic theories of the various methods and on the basics of field and data analysis procedure. It is a useful reference also for the professional, to recheck the fundamental equations in an area of interest, or to survey geophysical methods outside of his/her specialty."

"...a must for the libraries of explorationists involved in today's integrated exploration programs. Individual chapters are excellent introductions to the methods as they might be taught in a coherent series of senior or first-year graduate geophysics courses." AAPG Bulletin

" excellent text for both graduates and undergraduates. It is also a fine reference for the more seasoned geologist or geophysicist. No earth scientist's bookshelf should be without it." Sven Treitel, American Scientist

"This reviewer finds this book valuable not only for class teaching, but also for its ability to provide fundamental information on various exploration techniques to practicing geophysicists and engineers. The paperback is especially a good buy considering its high 'value to price' ratio. If you are interested in applied geophysics, and if you do not already possess the first edition, this new edition is highly recommended." Albert T. Hsui, Journal of Geological Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521339384
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/1990
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 1,231,539
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Excerpts from preface to the first edition; Mathematical conventions; 1. Introduction; 2. Gravity methods; 3. Magnetic methods; 4. Seismic methods; 5. Electrical properties of rocks and minerals; 6. Methods employing natural electrical sources; 7. Electromagnetic methods; 8. Resistivity methods; 9. Induced polarization; 10. Radio activity method; 11. Geophysical well logging; 12. Integrated geophysical problems; Appendices; Index.

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