Geophysical Surveys Books

  • Earthquake Spectra

    The great earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004, and the resulting tragic loss of life across the Indian Ocean, created global awareness of the tsunami phenomenon and it's unpredictability, and the destructiveness of its impact across political borders and ocean basins. An estimated 230,000 people lost their lives, and more than a million ...

  • Poromechanics II: Proceedings of the Second Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Grenoble, France, 26-28 August 2002

    These proceedings deal with the fundamentals and applications of poromechanics to geomechanics, material sciences, geophysics, acoustics and biomechanics. They discuss the state of the art in such topics as constitutive modelling and upscaling ...

  • Geophysics of the Canary Islands

    This book contains the results of a 9 year (1995-2004) investigation of the Canary Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, using state of the art technology. The main result areas are:A multibeam survey demonstrating the magnitude of catastrophic failures of the Canary IslandsA comparison of the morphology of the Canary Islands with HawaiiThe ...

  • Deep Electromagnetic Exploration

    Electromagnetic waves and their role in probing the earth are important for the exploration of the earth's deep crust. This book is not only for scientists in geophysics a useful source of information, but also for professionals in oil and gas exploration, geophysicists and engineers ...

  • Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics

    Consisting of more than 150 articles written by leading experts, this authoritative reference encompasses the entire field of solid-earth geophysics. It describes in detail the state of current knowledge, including advanced instrumentation and techniques, and focuses on important areas of exploration geophysics. It also offers clear and complete ...

  • Geomatic Methods for the Analysis of Data in the Earth Sciences

    Geomatics is an amalgam of methods, algorithms and practices in handling data referred to the Earth by informatic tools. This book is an attempt to identify and rationally organize the statistical-mathematical methods which are common in many fields where geomatics is applied, like geodesy, geophysics and, in particular, the field of inverse ...

  • Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics

    'Potential Theory in Applied Geophysics' 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. Behaviour of the scalar and vector potential and the nature of the ...

  • Continuum Methods of Physical Modeling

    The authors give an introduction to continuum thermomechanics, the methods of dimensional analysis and turbulence modeling. All these themes belong today to the everyday working method not only of environmental physicists but equally of those engineers who are confronted with continuous systems of solid and fluid mechanics, soil mechanics and ...

  • Process Modelling and Landform Evolution

    This book presents approaches to landscape modelling not only from geography but also from various related disciplines, especially from applied mathematics, computer science, and geophysics. New methods of terrain representation, analysis and classification are presented as well as short- and long-term process models. The intention of the book is ...

  • Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography

    The present volume documents a fireside discussion with the world renowned oceanographer, Walter Munk, and gives the reader, whether scientist or surfer, a rare insight into a lifetime of passion for oceanography and geophysics. The book highlights the pioneering contributions Walter has made to wave prediction, ocean circulation, tides and their ...

  • Geodetic Deformation Monitoring: From Geophysical to Engineering Roles

    Geodesy is the science dealing with the determination of the position of points in space, the shape and gravity field of the Earth and with their time variations. A consequence is that geodesists feel as a permanent subject of research, the detection, analysis and interpretation of spatial deformation as well as gravity field variation. This book ...

  • Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers Concepts, Methods and Practices

    This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the theories and practices of sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers, written by a select group of more than two dozen international experts. The subjects range from the fundamentals such as the physical background and the mathematical theory, to the newest technologies in geophysical and ...

  • Quantitative Geophysics and Geology

    For the first time, a book is available that bridges 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. The book covers the gamut of Earth Sciences, from earthquakes and seismic exploration to thermal ...

  • Global Tropical Cyclogenesis

    Tropical cyclones are the most impressive and best phenomenon of the tropics, and this book fills a need for a thorough detailed book on the subject, concentrating on the remote sensing results on both initial and mature forms of tropical cyclones. It provides a comprehensive description of the physical, geophysical and meteorological foundations ...

  • Environmental Geology

    This handbook describes a broad spectrum of methods in the fields of remote sensing, geophysics, geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and microbiology designed to investigate landfill, mining and industrial sites. The descriptions provide information about the principle of the methods, applications, fundamentals, instruments, survey practice, ...

  • Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics

    This book is a major revision of Numerical Methods for Wave Equations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; the new title of the second edition conveys its broader scope. The second edition is designed to serve graduate students and researchers studying geophysical fluids, while also providing a non-discipline-specific introduction to numerical methods ...

  • Field Methods for Petroleum Geologists

    Provides an introduction to petroleum exploration methods, referring to both geophysical and geochemical techniques and the logistics of various drilling techniques and well logging methods for oil and gas exploration. The second part of the book focuses on using these methods for petroleum exploration within the context of northern Africa. The ...

  • Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics

    Consisting of more than 150 articles written by leading experts, this authoritative reference encompasses the entire field of solid-earth geophysics. It describes in detail the state of current knowledge, including advanced instrumentation and techniques, and focuses on important areas of exploration geophysics. It also offers clear and complete ...

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