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Gravity and Magnetic Exploration: Principles, Practices, and Applications

Gravity and Magnetic Exploration: Principles, Practices, and Applications

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Professor William J. Hinze, Professor Ralph R. B. von Frese, Dr Afif H. Saad
Cambridge University Press, 2013-03-14
EAN 9780521871013, ISBN10: 0521871018

Paperback, 525 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 2.8 cm

This combination of textbook and reference manual provides a comprehensive account of gravity and magnetic methods for exploring the subsurface using surface, marine, airborne and satellite measurements. It describes key current topics and techniques, physical properties of rocks and other earth materials, and digital data analysis methods used to process and interpret anomalies for subsurface information. Each chapter starts with an overview and concludes by listing key concepts to consolidate new learning. An accompanying website presents problem sets and interactive computer-based exercises, providing hands-on experience of processing, modeling and interpreting data. A comprehensive online suite of full-color case histories illustrates the practical utility of modern gravity and magnetic surveys. This is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and reference text for research academics and professional geophysicists. It is a valuable resource for all those interested in petroleum, engineering, mineral, environmental, geological and archeological exploration of the lithosphere.