Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

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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.
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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 284 b/w illus. 21 tables
  • 113917116X
  • 9781139171168

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