Practical Magnetotellurics

Practical Magnetotellurics

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Fiona Simpson, Karsten Bahr
Cambridge University Press, 2/3/2005
EAN 9780521817271, ISBN10: 0521817277

Hardcover, 272 pages, 25.5 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

The magnetotelluric (MT) method, a technique for probing the electrical conductivity structure of the Earth, is increasingly used both in applied geophysics and in basic research. This book, first published in 2005, goes into detail on practical aspects of applying the MT technique. Beginning with the basic principles of electromagnetic induction in the Earth, this introduction to magnetotellurics aims to guide students and researchers in geophysics and other areas of Earth science through the practical aspects of the MT method: from planning a field campaign, through data processing and modelling, to tectonic and geodynamic interpretation. The book will be of use to graduate-level students and researchers who are embarking on a research project involving MT; to lecturers preparing courses on MT; and to geoscientists involved in multi-disciplinary research projects who wish to incorporate MT results in their interpretations.

List of symbols
1. Introduction
2. Basic theoretical concepts
3. Planning a field campaign
4. From time series to transfer functions
data processing
5. Dimensionality and distortion
6. Numerical forward modelling
7. Inversion of MT data
8. The general link to other geosciences
conduction mechanisms
9. The special link to other geosciences
10. Other EM induction techniques
Appendix 1. Theorems from vector algebra
Appendix 2. The transfer function in the wavenumber-frequency domain, and equivalence transfer functions
Appendix 3. Probability distributions
Appendix 4. Linear regression
Appendix 5. Fourier analysis
Appendix 6. Power and cross spectra

'... if my students ask me what MT really is about, I will ask them to read the book 'Practical Magnetotellurics'. It is really practical.' Bai Danghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences