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Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface

Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface

by H. Robert Burger (Author), Anne F. Sheehan (Author), Craig H. Jones (Author)
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Introduction to Applied Geophysics covers the fundamental principles and common methods of exploration geophysics, preparing students for field study of the shallow subsurface. Offering a chapter on each of the most common methods of exploration, the text explains in detail how each method is performed and discusses that method’s geologic, engineering, and environmental applications. In addition to ample examples, illustrations, and applications throughout, each chapter concludes with a problem set. The text is also accompanied by the Field Geophysics Software Suite, an innovative CD-ROM that allows students to experiment with refraction and reflection seismology, gravity, magnetics, electrical resistivity, and ground-penetrating radar methods of exploration.



Basic Exploration Geophysics

Basic Exploration Geophysics

by Edwin S. Robinson (Author), Cahit Coruh (Author)
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Introduces geophysical methods used to explore for natural resources and to survey earth structure for purposes of geological and engineering knowledge. These methods include seismic refraction and reflection surveying, gravity and magnetic field surveying, electrical resistivity and electromagnetic field surveying, and geophysical well logging. Covers modern field procedures and instruments, as well as data processing and interpretation techniques, including graphical methods. All basic surveying methods are described step-by-step, and illustrated by practical examples. Well illustrated.



Geodesy (de Gruyter Textbook)

Geodesy (de Gruyter Textbook)

by Jürgen Müller (Author), Wolfgang Torge (Author)
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The fourth edition of this textbook has been thoroughly revised in order to reflect the central role which geodesy has achieved in the past ten years. The Global Geodetic Observing System established by the IAG utilizes a variety of techniques to determine the geometric shape of the earth and its kinematics, the variations of earth rotation, and the earth´s gravity field. Space techniques play a fundamental role, with recent space missions also including gravity field recovery. Terrestrial techniques are important for regional and local applications, and for validating the results of the space missions. Global and regional reference systems are now well established and widely used. They also serve as a basis for geo-information systems. The analysis of the time variation of the geodetic products provides the link to other geosciences and contributes to proper modelling of geodynamic processes. The book follows the principal directions of geodesy, providing the theoretical background as well as the principles of measurement and evaluation methods. Selected examples of instruments illustrate the geodetic work. An extensive reference list supports further studies. The book is intended to serve as an introductory textbook for graduate students as well as a reference for scientists and engineers in the fields of geodesy, geophysics, surveying engineering and geomatics.



Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface

Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface

by Robert H. Burger (Author), Henry Robert Burger (Author), H. Robert Burger (Author)
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This book focuses on the methods and techniques of shallow surface geophysical exploration. It weighs the relative utility of various methods, including siesmic methods, the new techniques of refraction seismology, electrical resistivity and microgravity investigations, and details their application to exploration at shallow depths. Applications to shallow and deep survey are elucidated, compared and contrasted. Throughout, the book presents examples, case histories and computer programs for the Macintosh designed to help the reader gain hands-on experience of shallow target exploration. In addition, spreadsheet templates that support data reduction techniques are included, with instructions on how to access the templates, change cell values and study the effects. This book should be of use to professionals and researchers in the area of exploration geophysics.



Introduction to Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective

Introduction to Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective

by Gunter Faure (Author), Teresa M. Mensing (Author)
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This textbook details basic principles of planetary science that help to unify the study of the solar system. It is organized in a hierarchical manner so that every chapter builds upon preceding ones. Starting with historical perspectives on space exploration and the development of the scientific method, the book leads the reader through the solar system. Coverage explains that the origin and subsequent evolution of planets and their satellites can be explained by applications of certain basic principles of physics, chemistry, and celestial mechanics and that surface features of the solid bodies can be interpreted by principles of geology.



Essentials of Geology, 9th Edition

Essentials of Geology, 9th Edition

by Frederick K. Lutgens (Author), Edward J. Tarbuck (Author), Dennis Tasa (Author)
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For courses in physical geology and introduction to geology This ninth edition of Essentials of Geology offers completely updated material and an extensively revised design, yet retains the hallmarks instructors have come to expect from Lutgens and Tarbuck - a student-friendly writing style, outstanding illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.



52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics

52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics

by Matt Hall (Author), Matt Hall (Editor), Evan Bianco (Editor), Kara Turner (Editor)
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There is something for every subsurface professional in these fifty-two short essays by more than three dozen petroleum geoscientists. The roster includes some of the most prolific geophysicists of our time, as well as some recently qualified scientists. The topics are even more diverse, ranging from anisotropic media to pre-stack interpretation, and from stories of early seismic workstations to career advice for the future.



An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration

An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration

by Philip Kearey (Author), Michael Brooks (Author), Ian Hill (Author)
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This new edition of the well-established Kearey and Brooks text is fully updated to reflect the important developments in geophysical methods since the production of the previous edition. The broad scope of previous editions is maintained, with even greater clarity of explanations from the revised text and extensively revised figures. Each of the major geophysical methods is treated systematically developing the theory behind the method and detailing the instrumentation, field data acquisition techniques, data processing and interpretation methods. The practical application of each method to such diverse exploration applications as petroleum, groundwater, engineering, environmental and forensic is shown by case histories. The mathematics required in order to understand the text is purposely kept to a minimum, so the book is suitable for courses taken in geophysics by all undergraduate students. It will also be of use to postgraduate students who might wish to include geophysics in their studies and to all professional geologists who wish to discover the breadth of the subject in connection with their own work.



Aurora Watcher's Handbook (Natural History)

Aurora Watcher's Handbook (Natural History)

by Neil Davis (Author)
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Neil Davis's decades-long involvement with the aurora extends beyond study and research. He has also been explaining this magnificent phenomenon to diverse audiences, sharing the knowledge with his graduate students and his grandchildren, with his fellow scientists through professional publications, and with the general public through newspaper columns. His ability to communicate both the facts and the wonder of the northern lights shows clearly in this book.

Starting at a basic level, the handbook begins appropriately with matters of immediate concern to someone who hopes to see an auroral display: what causes the aurora, where and when it is most often seen, and how best to capture it on film. Later sections provide a thorough and clear review of all aspects of auroral science, including the mysterious realm of auroral sound. In a concise and readable fashion, the handbook covers what is known about auroras, encompassing overviews of the northern Natives' legends and myths and the several theories geophysicists have produced to explain why auroras behave as they do. The Aurora Watcher's Handbook includes numerous illustrations, ranging from cartoons to color plates and drawings. 

    "I am confident [this book] will become the aurora watcher's bible for many years to come." (Sky & Telescope)

"This is participatory science at its best!" (Midwest Book Review)

"A delightful book, highly recommended." (CHOICE )

"A complete course for the layman with an interest in the northern lights." (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

"[Davis] has written the book in a smooth, how-it-works style, and his presentation is remarkably clear. . . . [He] expended much effort on this book, forming from his lifetime of knowledge a coherent and comprehensible picture of the aurora for the non-specialist." (ARCTIC)

"For a comprehensive guide to the northern lights, read Neil Davis's The Aurora." (Small Press Magazine)



Photogrammetry: Geometry from Images and Laser Scans (de Gruyter Textbook)

Photogrammetry: Geometry from Images and Laser Scans (de Gruyter Textbook)

by Karl Kraus (Author), Ian A. Harley (Translator), Stephen Kyle (Translator)
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This textbook deals with the basics and methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning which are used to determine the form and location of objects, with measurements provided by sensors placed in air planes as well as on terrestrial platforms. Many examples and exercises with solutions are included. Photogrammetry, Laserscanning.



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