Field Geophysics

Field Geophysics

In the decade and a half since the preparation of the first edition of this handbook
there have been few fundamental changes in the methods used in small-scale
ground geophysical surveys. There have, however, been radical changes in ...

Author: John Milsom

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470340004

Category: Science

Page: 244

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This handy pocket-sized book provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale surveys on the ground. The 3rd edition updates the considerable changes in instrumentation, and far-reaching developments in applications that have occurred since 1996. New sections include details on Ground Penetrating Radar, VLF and CSAMT/MT, GPS navigation, electromagnetic methods of conductivity mapping, capacity coupling, and audiomagnetotellurics (AMT).
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Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics

Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics

Magnetic field has made a major inroad in geophysics It has multifaceted
applications in various branches of both solid earth and applied geophysics. It is
interesting to note that noise in one branch of geophysics becomes a signal in
the other.

Author: Kalyan Kumar Roy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540723349

Category: Science

Page: 651

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This book introduces the principles of gravitational, magnetic, electrostatic, direct current electrical and electromagnetic fields, with detailed solutions of Laplace and electromagnetic wave equations by the method of separation of variables. Discussion includes behaviours of the scalar and vector potential and the nature of the solutions of these boundary value problems, along with the use of complex variables and conformal transformation, Green's theorem, Green's formula and Green's functions.
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Geophysics Field Measurements

Geophysics Field Measurements

PREFACE Geophysics uses many of the methods and techniques of physics to
study the solid earth and planets. Geophysical data are collected both in the
laboratory and in the field. Volume 24, Part A of this two-volume set discusses the
 ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080860125

Category: Science

Page: 622

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Geophysics Field Measurements
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A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology

A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology

We are used to the idea that the Earth has a magnetic field when we use a
compass to find North. The compass is a magnetic detector, but is too crude and
insensitive to meet our needs in archaeological geophysics. It works because it is
a ...

Author: John Oswin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540766926

Category: Science

Page: 221

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Geophysics operations in archaeology have become well known through exposure on television. However, the technique is presented as the action of specialists and something of a mystery, where people walk about with strange contraptions, and results appear from a computer. This is not the case, however. Some scientific knowledge is needed in order to understand how the machines work and what they detect but otherwise it is only necessary to know how to handle the instruments, how to survey a field and how to interpret the computer results. This book provides all the relevant information. It explains geophysics operations in archaeology, describes the science that gives the soil properties to measure and the means by which the instruments make their measurements. Dr John Oswin is in charge of the geophysics operation of the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society and his work has recently been the subject of a television programme. He has taught many students how to use geophysical equipment.
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Issues in Biophysics and Geophysics Research and Application 2013 Edition

Issues in Biophysics and Geophysics Research and Application  2013 Edition

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week — A new study on
Geophysics is now available. According to news reporting originating from
Calgary, Canada, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, “Potential,
potential field ...

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781490106106

Category: Science

Page: 1158

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Issues in Biophysics and Geophysics Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geophysics. The editors have built Issues in Biophysics and Geophysics Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geophysics in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biophysics and Geophysics Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Analysis of Geophysical Potential Fields

Analysis of Geophysical Potential Fields

Potential field surveys for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration Among the
potential fields (that is, those satisfying the Laplace equation), gravity and
magnetic (including aeromagnetic) fields constitute the commonly measured
geophysical ...

Author: P.S. Naidu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080527124

Category: Science

Page: 297

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When some useful information is hidden behind a mass of unwanted information we often resort to information processing used in its broad sense or specifically to signal processing when the useful information is a waveform. In geophysical surveys, in particular in aeromagnetic and gravity surveys, from the measured field it is often difficult to say much about any one specific target unless it is close to the surface and well isolated from the rest. The digital signal processing approach would enable us to bring out the underlying model of the source, that is, the geological structure. Some of the tools of dsp such as digital filtering, spectrum estimation, inversion, etc., have found extensive applications in aeromagnetic and gravity map analysis. There are other emerging applications of dsp in the area of inverse filtering, three dimensional visualization, etc. The purpose of this book is to bring numerous tools of dsp to the geophysical community, in particular, to those who are entering the geophysical profession. Also the practicing geophysicists, involved in the aeromagnetic and gravity data analysis, using the commercially available software packages, will find this book useful in answering their questions on "why and how?". It is hoped that such a background would enable the practising geophysicists to appreciate the prospects and limitations of the dsp in extracting useful information from the potential field maps. The topics covered are: potential field signals and models, digital filtering in two dimensions, spectrum estimation and application, parameter estimation with error bounds.
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New Scientist

New Scientist

Head for the hills Field Geophysics by John Milsom, Open University Press, pp
182, £9-99 pbk Malvern Hills: A Student's Guide to the Geology of the Malverns
By D. W. Bullard, Nature Conservancy Council, pp 73, £7 pbk Ian Stimpson A
frothy ...

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Page: 108

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods

Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods

Geophysical methods are based on studying the propagation of the different phys
- ical fields within the earth's interior. One of the most widely used fields in
geophysics is the electromagnetic field generated by natural or artificial (
controlled) ...

Author: Michael S. Zhdanov

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080931766

Category: Science

Page: 868

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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 practical aspects of EM exploration for mineral and energy resources. This text is unique in its breadth and completeness in providing an overview of EM geophysical exploration technology. The book is divided into four parts covering the foundations of EM field theory and its applications, and emerging geophysical methods. Part I is an introduction to the field theory required for baseline understanding. Part II is an overview of all the basic elements of geophysical EM theory, from Maxwell's fundamental equations to modern methods of modeling the EM field in complex 3-D geoelectrical formations. Part III deals with the regularized solution of ill-posed inverse electromagnetic problems, the multidimensional migration and imaging of electromagnetic 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, including minerals and HC exploration, environmental study, and crustal study. * 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
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Electromagnetic Methods in Applied Geophysics

Electromagnetic Methods in Applied Geophysics

Hoversten, G. M., and Morrison, H. F., 1982, Transient fields of a current loop
source above a layered earth: Geophysics, 47, 1068-1077. Irvine, R. J., and
Staltari, G., 1984, Case history illustrating interpretation problems in transient EM
 ...

Author: Misac N. Nabighian

Publisher: SEG Books

ISBN: 9781560800224

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 972

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As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics Part II

Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics  Part II

Certainly , this corresponds to the shadow zone , where the wave field rapidly
decreases towards the center of the evolute curvature . If the parameter w is
negative , ( y < 0 ) , but is still large , then P ( w ) = rm ) va sin ( ( u ) 352 + / 4 ] and
it ...

Author: Alexander A. Kaufman

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 044450642X

Category: Science

Page: 630

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This book is a continuation of 'Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics, Part I' published in 2000. The second volume is dedicated to propagation of linear plane, spherical and cylindrical acoustic waves in different media. Chapter 1 is devoted to principles of geometric acoustic in plane wave approximation. The eikonal and transport equations are derived. Ray tracing and wavefront construction techniques are explained. Chapter 2 deals with dynamic properties of wave fields. The behavior of pressure and displacements amplitudes in zero approximation is analysed in two ways: using Poynting vector and solving the transport equation. This chapter contains several examples related to shadow zones and caustics. In Chapter 3 using the results of analysis of high-frequency wave kinematics and dynamics some fundamental aspects of Kirchhoff migration are described. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to propagation of plane waves in media with flat boundaries in the case of normal and oblique incidence. Special attention is paid to the case when an incident angle exceeds the critical angles. Formation of normal modes in the waveguide is discussed. Chapter 6 deals with a spherical wave reflection and refraction. The steepest descent method is introduced to describe the behavior of reflected, transmitted, head and evanescent waves. In Chapter 7 propagation of stationary and transient waves in a waveguide formed by a flat layer with low velocity are investigated. Normal modes and waves related to the branch points of integrands under consideration are studied. Dispersive properties of normal modes are discussed. Chapter 8 describes wave propagation inside cylinder in acoustic media. Several appendices are added to help the reader understand different aspects of mathematics used in the book.
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Introduction to Applied Geophysics

Introduction to Applied Geophysics

Applied geophysics has the character of an applied science. It deals with those
physical fields of the Earth which are important for determining the geological
structure of the crust and upper mantle, for prospecting for rawmaterial deposits, ...

Author: S. Mares

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 902771424X

Category: Science

Page: 581

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TO APPLIED GEOPHYSICS STANIS LAY MARE~, et al. Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague SPRINGER-SCIENCE+BUSINESS MEDIA, B. V. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Mares, Stanislav Introduction to applied geophysics Translation of Uvod do uzite geofyziky Bibliography: p. Includes index. 1. Geophysics. 2. Prospecting-Geophysical methods. I. Title QC802. A1M3713 1984 551 84-4753 ISBN 978-90-481-8374-6 ISBN 978-94-015-7684-0 (eBook) DOI 10. 1007/978-94-015-7684-0 AII Rights Reserved © 1984 by Stanislav Mard et al. Originally published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1984 Softcover reprint ofthe hardcover lst edition 1984 No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the copyright owner CONTENTS XI INTRODUCTION LIST OF PRINCIPAL SYMBOLS AND UNITS USED XIII CHAPTER I. GRAVIMETRIC METHODS (S. Hrach) I. I. Physical principles of gravimetric methods- Volume gravitational potential I 1. 2. Gravity field of the Earth 3 1. 3. Anomalies of gravitational acceleration-Gravity anomalies 9 1. 3. 1. Faye anomaly-Free-air anomaly 9 1. 3. 2. Bouguer anomalies 10 1. 3. 3. Isostatic anomaly 14 1. 3. 4. Geological significance of anomalies 17 1. 4. Rock densities 19 1. 4. 1. Natural rock densities 20 1. 4. 2. Rock density determination 22 1. 4. 3. Determination of density characteristics 25 25 1. 5. Gravity observations 26 1. 5. 1. Instruments for absolute gravity observations 1. 5. 2.
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Developments in Geophysical Exploration Methods 4

Developments in Geophysical Exploration Methods   4

Report on Grant AER76–80802, National Science Foundation; Dept of Geology
and Geophysics, University of Utah. NEGI, J. G. (1962) Inhomogeneous
cylindrical ore body in presence of a time varying magnetic field. Geophysics 27(
3) ...

Author: A.A. Fitch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400966253

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Geophysical prospecting is an applied science and the range of scientific principles to be applied is very wide. In this collection of original papers, the application of many different principles is described in the search for sulphides, other metallic ores and radioactive deposits. The papers are all concerned with surface observations and cover both the theory and the practice of the methods used. In all cases the advan tages and disadvantages of the methods are described and their role in the detection of mineral deposits is discussed and placed in context. Electromagnetic methods are covered in detail, involving the use of both electric and magnetic field effects. Techniques are described involv ing observations both at a number of discrete frequencies and with continuously changing frequency. In spite of the diversity of method it is interesting to note the strong links between the papers; two chapters, for example, start from the same fundamental illustration, first published by Won, of the basic relationship between source frequency, ground con ductivity and depth of penetration. The all-important economic aspects are not forgotten and the first chapter assesses the statistics of performance and describes their use in the shaping and management of an exploration programme. The editor takes this opportunity to thank the busy men who have set aside time to write these contributions.
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Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics

Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics

This monograph is the last volume in the series Acoustic and elastic wove fields
in geo— physics. The previous two volumes published by Elsevier (A. Kaufman
and A. Levshin, 2000; A. Kaufman, A. Levshin and K. Larner, 2002) dealt mostly ...

Author: Alexander A. Kaufman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080457680

Category: Acoustic surface waves

Page: 669

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This monograph is the last volume in the series ''Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics''. The previous two volumes published by Elsevier (2000, 2002) dealt mostly with wave propagation in liquid media. The third volume is dedicated to propagation of plane, spherical and cylindrical elastic waves in different media including isotropic and transversely isotropic solids, liquid-solid models, and media with cylindrical inclusions (boreholes). * Prevalence of physical reasoning on formal mathematical derivations * Readers do not need to have a strong background in mathematics and mathematical physics * Detailed analysis of wave phenomena in various types of elastic and liquid-elastic media
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Geophysical Field Theory and Method Part B

Geophysical Field Theory and Method  Part B

related to the fact that the field depends on one coordinate and does not vanish
at infinity. Now let us discuss the relationship between the field B, and induced
currents which generate this field. In other words, we will try to explain the
transient ...

Author: Alex A. Kaufman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080959931

Category: Science

Page: 217

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This book contains information about the theory of electromagnetic fields in conducting mediums. It describes the theoretical foundation of electromagnetic methods used in all areas of exploration geophysics, including a study of the earth's deep layers. This book will be useful for research and exploration geophysicists, electronic engineers, and graduate and undergraduate students in university geophysics departments. . Electromagnetic fields in conducting media . Physical principles of electromagnetic methods applied in geophysics . Relationship between electromagnetic fields and parameters of a medium
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Quantitative Geophysics and Geology

Quantitative Geophysics and Geology

electrical currents are closely related , as an electric current creates a magnetic
field , which exerts a Lorentz force on the conducting material . This can be
compared to a dynamo ( the mechanical energy of the rotor being transformed
into ...

Author: Louis Lliboutry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852331151

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This book is unique in bridging the gap between geology and geophysics. Its integrative approach presents students and researchers in these disciplines with other methodologies as they try to understand the Earth's processes. It runs the gamut of earth sciences, from earthquakes and seismic exploration to thermal convection and the orogenic processes. Each chapter starts with the well-established facts and then proceeds through a logical framework to the most conjectural questions, such as continental drift in Paleozoicc and Precambrian times or mantle convection. Many of the issues discussed here do not yet have unanimously agreed solutions, but the extensive references point the reader to further possibilities.
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Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments

Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments

Preface. Books published during recent years in the field of applied geophysics
can be, in general, divided into two main types. The first type covers such
multiaspect books as “Introduction to Geophysics”, while the second — special
works on ...

Author: B.E. Khesin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401586139

Category: Science

Page: 353

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Books published during recent years in the field of applied geo physics can be, in general, divided into two main types. The first type covers such multiaspect books as "Introduction to Geophysics", while the second-special works on fundamental theoretical prob lems with an elaborate mathematical description. The books of the first type are mainly intended for beginner students and specialists in adjacent fields. The books of the second type may be useful for teachers and theorists. However, there are also books of another (third) type. These books describe the experience in geophysical in vestigation under specific conditions or propose solutions to concrete geological problems, being a methodological guide for geophysicists and concentrating ideas both for advanced students and researchers. Authors hope to give the readers a book of this kind. Interpretation of geophysical fields is a complex consistent pro cess. Its successful realization requires: (a) knowledge of geological regularities and geological situation; (b) availability of petrophysical support; (c) mathematical methods of solving direct and inverse problems of geophysics (i.e. computation of geophysical fields from a known source and determination of source characteristics from known fields); (d) application of statistical and logico-informational procedures to the analysis and synthesis of observation results for revealing desired objects and peculiarities of the geological structure.
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Geophysical Field Theory and Method Part A

Geophysical Field Theory and Method  Part A

The next volumes will be devoted to the theory of fields applied to
electromagnetic, seismic, nuclear, and geothermal methods. - - - - Geophysical
methods are applied in a wide variety of areas. They are used for oil and mineral
prospecting, ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080959924

Category: Science

Page: 581

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An essential book for all students and scientists in the field, Part A of Geophysical Field Theory and Method describes the physical and mathematical principles of geophysical methods, specifically the behavior of gravitational, electrical, and magnetic fields. The broader use of these methods underlines the far-reaching appeal of this book. Oil and mineral prospecting, solving groundwater and engineering problems, and well-logging are just some of the activities which involve geophysical methods. Parts B and C will be devoted to the theory of fields and applied to electromagnetic, seismic, nuclear, and geothermal methods. Presents physical principles of geophysical methods Covers physical laws which govern field behavior and their areas of application Examines the influence of a medium on a field, and the distribution of field generators Presents formulation of conditions when physical laws cannot be used directly for field calculations Examines systems of field equations and their neccesity when some of the field generators are unknown Explains the formulation of boundary value problems and their importance in determining the field Features auxiliary fields and their role in field theory Presents approximate methods of field calculation
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Geophysics of Reservoir and Civil Engineering

Geophysics of Reservoir and Civil Engineering

field. to. civil. engineering. The problems facing the geotechnician are related to
sub-surface heterogeneity, mostly at a shallow depth. The problems related to the
exploitation of petroleum fields are also linked to sub-surface heterogeneity and ...

Author: Jean-Luc Mari

Publisher: Editions TECHNIP

ISBN: 2710807572

Category: Science

Page: 438

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This book is intended for Earth science specialists using geophysical methods, which are applicable to both reservoir studies and civil engineering. In each chapter, the reader will find theoretical concepts, practical rules and, above all, concrete examples of applications. For this reason, the book can be used as a text to accompany course lectures or continuing education seminars.Contents: 1. Methodology for the study of geotechnical problems. 2. From the petroleum field to civil engineering. 3. Theoretical overview of seismic and acoustic techniques. 4. Reflection seismic. 5. Refraction seismic. 6. Well seismic. 7. Acoustic logging. 8. Examples of hydrocarbon field and civil engineering studies. 9. Radar. 10. Role of well logging in geotechnics. 11. Logging and soil mechanics. Bibliography. Index.
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Introduction to Digital Filtering in Geophysics

Introduction to Digital Filtering in Geophysics

PREFACE Modern measuring techniques in any technical or scientific field,
geophysics included, do not provide noiseless observational data. Therefore, it is
very likely that when starting to evaluate their observations students and young ...

Author: O. Kulhánek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444599957

Category: Science

Page: 181

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Introduction to Digital Filtering in Geophysics
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Principles of Electric Methods in Surface and Borehole Geophysics

Principles of Electric Methods in Surface and Borehole Geophysics

In other words, the electric field due to these charges remains the same whether
the charge exists in free space or in a ... Later, we will show how the electric fields
measured in different geophysical methods can be understood as com- ing ...

Author: Alex A. Kaufman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080931847

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This title covers the physical and mathematical principles of electric methods in applied geophysics. Subject material Writing style Authority of contributors
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