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Field Geophysics, 3rd Edition

John Milsom

ISBN: 978-0-470-85928-5 July 2003 244 Pages

Description

This handy pocket-sized book provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale surveys on the ground. The 3rd edition updates the considerable changes in instrumentation, and far-reaching developments in applications that have occurred since 1996. New sections include details on Ground Penetrating Radar, VLF and CSAMT/MT, GPS navigation, electromagnetic methods of conductivity mapping, capacity coupling, and audiomagnetotellurics (AMT).
Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the Third Edition.

1 Introduction.

1.1 Fields.

1.2 Geophysical Fieldwork.

1.3 Geophysical Data.

1.4 Bases and Base Networks.

1.5 Global Positioning Satellites.

2 Gravity Method.

2.1 Physical Basis of the Gravity Method.

2.2 Gravity Meters.

2.3 Gravity Reductions.

2.4 Gravity Surveys.

2.5 Field Interpretation.

3 Magnetic Method.

3.1 Magnetic Properties.

3.2 The Magnetic Field of the Earth.

3.3 Magnetic Instruments.

3.4 Magnetic Surveys.

3.5 Simple Magnetic Interpretation.

4 Radiometric Surveys.

4.1 Natural Radiation.

4.2 Radiation Detectors.

4.3 Radiometric Surveys.

5 Electric Current Methods – General Considerations.

5.1 Resistivity and Conductivity.

5.2 DC Methods.

5.3 Varying Current Methods.

6 Resistivity Methods.

6.1 DC Survey Fundamentals.

6.2 Resistivity Profiling.

6.3 Resistivity Depth-sounding.

6.4 Capacitative Coupling.

7 SP and IP.

7.1 SP Surveys.

7.2 Polarization Fundamentals.

7.3 Time-domain IP Surveys.

7.4 Frequency-domain Surveys.

7.5 IP Data.

8 Electromagnetic Methods.

8.1 Two-coil CW Systems.

8.2 Other CWEM Techniques.

8.3 Transient Electromagnetics.

9 VLF and CSAMT/MT.

9.1 VLF Radiation.

9.2 VLF Instruments.

9.3 Presentation of VLF Results.

9.4 Natural and Controlled-source Audio-magnetotellurics.

10 Ground Penetrating Radar.

10.1 Radar Fundamentals.

10.2 GPR Surveys.

10.3 Data Processing.

11 Seismic Methods – General Considerations.

11.1 Seismic Waves.

11.2 Seismic Sources.

11.3 Detection of Seismic Waves.

11.4 Recording Seismic Signals.

12 Seismic Reflection.

12.1 Reflection Theory.

12.2 Reflection Surveys.

13 Seismic Refraction.

13.1 Refraction Surveys.

13.2 Field Interpretation.

13.3 Limitations of the Refraction Method.

Appendix: Terrain Corrections for Hammer Zones B to M.

Bibliography.

Index.

"...a valuable addition...recommend it to all those involved...a mine of readily accessible information..." (Archaeological Prospection, Vol 11(2), April-June 2004)

“…well produced…” (The Leading Edge, Vol.23, No.8 August 2004)