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Environmental and Engineering Geophysics - Prem V. Sharma

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

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Published: 19th January 1998
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Geophysical imaging methods provide solutions to a wide variety 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 artifacts. 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. Each chapter is supported by a large number of richly illustrated case histories. This book will prove to be a valuable textbook for senior 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.

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

Introductory observations
Gravity surveying
Magnetic surveying
Seismic surveys
Self-potential surveying
Resistivity and induced polarization surveys
Electromagnetic surveys
Ground-probing radar
Radioactivity surveys
Geothermal surveying
Geophysical borehole logging
Inversion theory and tomography
Analytical continuation of potential fields
Gravity and magnetic attraction of finite vertical or horizontal cylinder
Magnetic anomaly of a right rectangular prism with an arbitrary direction of magnetization vector
Poynting vector resistivity and the Bostick inversion
Index
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ISBN: 9780521576321
ISBN-10: 0521576326
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 19th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 18.85  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.89