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Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521576321

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  • Geophysical imaging methods provide solutions to a wide range of environmental and engineering problems: protection of soil and groundwater from contamination, disposal of chemical and nuclear waste, geotechnical site testing, landslide and ground subsidence hazard detection, location of archaeological artefacts. This book comprehensively describes the theory, data acquisition and interpretation of all of the principal techniques of geophysical surveying: gravity, magnetic, seismic, self-potential, resistivity, induced polarization, electromagnetic, ground-probing radar, radioactivity, geothermal, and geophysical borehole logging. A final chapter is devoted to inversion theory and tomography. Each chapter is supported by a large number of richly illustrated case histories. This book will prove to be a valuable course-book for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental and applied geophysics, a supplementary course-book for students of geology, engineering geophysics, civil and mining engineering, and a reference work for professional earth scientists, engineers and town planners.

    • The only comprehensive textbook that covers all geophysical methods used in environmental work
    • Offers a balanced treatment between theory and application of techniques
    • Specialised knowledge of maths and physics are not expected
    • Contains abundant diagrams
    • Serves the needs of both students and professionals
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    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521576321
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 284 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory observations
    2. Gravity surveying
    3. Magnetic surveying
    4. Seismic surveys
    5. Self-potential surveying
    6. Resistivity and induced polarization surveys
    7. Electromagnetic surveys
    8. Ground-probing radar
    9. Radioactivity surveys
    10. Geothermal surveying
    11. Geophysical borehole logging
    12. Inversion theory and tomography
    Appendix A. Analytical continuation of potential fields
    Appendix B. Gravity and magnetic attraction of finite vertical or horizontal cylinder
    Appendix C. Magnetic anomaly of a right rectangular prism with an arbitrary direction of magnetization vector
    Appendix D. Poynting vector resistivity and the Bostick inversion
    Index.

  • Author

    Prem V. Sharma, University of Copenhagen

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