Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Gravitational Field

Khalid S. Essa

Cairo University

Dr. Essa joined the staff of Cairo University in 1997 and was appointed a Research Professor 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 Western Michigan University, the USA in 2006. He is a member of different geology and geophysics associations around the world and an award receiver among which is the one for Scientific Excellence.


Gravity Field Theory Gravitational Potential Measurements Hydrocarbon Minerals Cavities Acquisition Instrumentations Applications Salt Dome Intrusion Active Faults Locations Monitoring CO2 Movement

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This book will discuss the scientific importance of studying the gravitational field and the extent of its economic importance. It will also review the basic facts of the Earth's gravitational field, how to measure it, and developments of the gravity theory to help in constructing applications used in explorations and geodesy. Moreover, gravity measurements are an integral part of the various geological uses, for example in exploring the Earth’s interior and its dynamic processes, in studying the shape of the Earth, in hydrocarbon explorations, mining development, geothermal investigations, archaeological exploration, and others.

The content of the book will include selected chapters covering different topics related to studying and applying gravity field data and different case histories around the world. In addition, emphasizing the necessary principles of gravity forward modeling and inversion to overcome the uniqueness and ill-posed solutions and influence of noise will be highlighted. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 26th 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: April 23rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: June 22nd 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 10th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: November 9th 2021

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Khalid S. Essa

Cairo University

Dr. Khalid S. Essa received his B.Sc. with honors (1997), an M.Sc. (2001), and a Ph.D. (2004) in Geophysics from the Faculty of Science, Cairo University. He joined the staff of Cairo University (1997) and was appointed a Research Professor of potential field methods in the Department of Geophysics (2014). He has undertaken affiliated post-doctoral visits to Strasbourg University, France (2018), Charles University in Prague, Czech (2014), and Western Michigan University, USA (2006) and served as an editor and external reviewer for many top journals. He attended several international geophysical conferences in the USA, Australia, and France. He is a member of SEG, AGU, AAPG, EAGE, and EGS. Also, he is a member of the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research Council, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt (2018). He has been awarded the Award of 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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