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Description - The Magnetotelluric Method by Alan D. Chave

The magnetotelluric method is a technique for imaging the electrical conductivity and structure of the Earth, from the near surface down to the 410 km transition zone and beyond. This book forms the first comprehensive overview of magnetotellurics, from the salient physics and its mathematical representation to practical implementation in the field, data processing, modeling and geological interpretation. Electromagnetic induction in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D media is explored, building from first principles, and with thorough coverage of the practical techniques of time series processing, distortion, numerical modeling and inversion. The fundamental principles are illustrated with a series of case histories describing geological applications. Technical issues, instrumentation and field practices are described for both land and marine surveys. This book provides a rigorous introduction to magnetotellurics for academic researchers and advanced students, and will be of interest to industrial practitioners and geoscientists wanting to incorporate rock conductivity into their interpretations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521819275
ISBN-10: 052181927X
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 31mm)
Pages: 604
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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