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Khalid S. Essa

Cairo University


Land Gravity Radiometry Particle Swarm Optimization Evolutionary Algorithms Simulated annealing Engineering problems Environmental problems Ground motion monitoring Oil and gas exploration Mineral exploration Geothermal activity

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Geophysics is a modern science that belongs to the branch of earth sciences and has helped to solve many theories and methods for earth subsurface exploration. It includes many different branches such as the study of gravity, magnetism, electrical, thermal studies and others. As a result of the tremendous development in the different theories and methods of this science have contributed significantly to the search for groundwater and exploration of minerals and rocks, the search for monuments, exploration of gas and oil and study the movement of the earth, earthquakes, volcanoes, and others.

Moreover, the application of modern methods in the developing world will help attract new investments, whether domestic or international from developed countries to developing countries. These actions will create new jobs for young people in terms of exploration projects and thus increase the living standard of people living in poor countries and help increase national income.

With regard to the problem of desert reclamation in these countries, the results of the application of these methods can help in finding new groundwater sites that can be used for drinking and agriculture, and create new urban communities.

Finally, it can be concluded that these methods play an important and essential role in combating poverty in developing countries in the world. At the end, the book chapters will help the readers to know about Geophysics and it's applications.

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Date completed: October 16th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: January 5th 2020

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Review results due: March 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 24th 2020

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About the editor

Khalid S. Essa

Cairo University

Dr. Essa received his B.Sc. (1997), his M.Sc. (2001) and his Ph.D. (2004) in Geophysics from the Faculty of Science, Cairo University. He joined the staff of Cairo University in 1997 and was appointed a Research Professor of potential field methods in the Department of Geophysics in 2014. He has authored more than 50 technical papers, affiliated to post-doctoral visits to Strasbourg University, France in 2018, Charles University in Prague, Czech in 2014 and in Geoscience Department, Western Michigan University, USA in 2006 and served as an Editor and external reviewer for many journals. He attended several International Geophysical Conferences in the USA, Australia, and France. Dr. Essa has supervised and still supervises many M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in geophysics. He is a member of different geology and geophysics associations around the world. Furthermore, he is a member of the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research Council, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt (2018). He was given an Award by Prof. Nasry Matari Shokry in Applied Geology, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (2017) and the Award of Cairo University for Scientific Excellence in Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Future Sciences (2017).

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