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Field Geophysics (Geological Field Guide)

Field Geophysics (Geological Field Guide)
Author: John Milsom
ISBN 13: 9780470843475
ISBN 10: 470843470
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003-05-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
List Price: $49.95

Since publication of the 2nd edition, there have been considerable advances in instrumentation, and far-reaching developments in applications for small-scale geophysical surveys. Much more can now be done in the field by way of processing and data display, and even interpretation.

Covering applications in mineral exploration, engineering/environmental studies, hydrogeology and archaeology, this book puts emphasis on practical applications and the common problems and pitfalls. Simple interpretation methods are discussed with particular emphasis on preliminary interpretations as important elements in field quality control.

Field Geophysics Third Edition has been revised and updated for the modern world but keeps its popular handy pocket size for use in the field. This edition includes:

* New sections on the use of hand-held GPS receivers, capacitatively-coupled resistivity methods and Controlled Source Audiomagnetotellurics (CSAMT)

* Specific guidance in the use of common field instruments, including possible problems and how to avoid them

* Expanded treatments of transient electromagnetics, and the advantages and pitfalls of the use of dataloggers and automatic reading in the field

Field Geophysics Third Edition provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale geophysical surveys on the ground. Geophysics students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, employees in geophysical and engineering consultancies, geophysicists and geologists in government surveys and mining companies, field archaeologists and hydrogeologists will all find this book useful.


A handbook for small-scale geophysical surveys, covering essential field techniques and associated equipment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)