Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Applied Geophysics with Case Studies on Environmental, Exploration and Engineering Geophysics

Edited by Ali Ismet Kanlı

Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa

This book provides a general introduction to the most important methods of applied geophysics with a variety of case studies. These methods represent a primary tool for investigation of the subsurface and are applicable to a very wide range of problems. Applied geophysics is based on physics principles that collect and interpret data on subsurface conditions for practical purposes, including oil and gas exploration, mineral prospecting, geothermal exploration, groundwater exploration, engineering applications, archeological interests, and environmental concerns. The depth of investigation into applied geophysics is shallow, typically from the ground surface to several kilometers deep, where economic, cultural, engineering, or environmental concerns often arise. Applied geophysics uses almost all of the current geophysical methods, including electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic, gravimetric, geothermal, seismic, seismoelectric, magnetotelluric, nuclear, and radioactive methods. In applied geophysics, geophysicists are usually required to have a good understanding of math and physics principles, knowledge of geology and computer skills, and hands-on experience of electronic instruments. A geophysicist's routine job includes survey designs, data acquisition, data processing, and data interpretation with detailed explanation of the study. Applied geophysics consists of three main subject and interest areas, which are exploration geophysics, engineering geophysics, and environmental geophysics.

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Applied Geophysics with Case Studies on Environmental, Exploration and Engineering Geophys...Edited by Ali Ismet Kanlı

Published: June 5th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78490

ISBN: 978-1-83880-741-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-740-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-742-9

Copyright year: 2019

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7225 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Advance Wave Modeling and Diffractions for High-Resolution Subsurface Seismic Imaging

By Yasir Bashir and Deva Prasad Ghosh


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2. Radiometric Mapping of Hydrothermal Alterations in Isla Isabel, Mexico

By Román Alvarez and Gerardo Figueroa


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3. Rock Physics Interpretation of Tomographic Solutions for Geothermal Reservoir Properties

By Lawrence Hutchings, Brian Bonner, Seth Saltiel, Steve Jarpe and Mariel Nelson


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4. Resistivity and Induced Polarization Application for Urban Waste Disposal Site Studies

By Andréa Ustra and Vagner R. Elis


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5. Analysis of Seismic Responses of Rock Massif to Explosive Impacts with Using Nonlinear Methods

By Olga Hachay and Oleg Khachay


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6. Application of Seismic Tomography and Geotechnical Modeling for the Solution of Two Complex Instability Cases

By Roberto Balia and Pier Paolo Manca


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7. Electrical Resistivity Tomography: A Subsurface-Imaging Technique

By Bing Zhou


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