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Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

By: Prem V Sharma

475 pages, 5 b/w photos, 279 illus, 21 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 1997 | #67099 | ISBN: 0521576326
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #67100 | ISBN: 0521572401
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Geophysical imaging methods provide solutions to a wide range of environmental and engineering problems, including soil and groundwater contamination by waste dumps, safe disposal of chemical and nuclear waste, to site testing for dams, reservoirs, power plants and subways. This textbook, which is supported by a large number of richly illustrated case histories, provides a valuable course-book for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental and applied geophysics. It also serves as a reference work for professional earth scientists, engineers and town planners.

'An excellent introductory or confirmatory text for the professional.' Waste Planning


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.

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