# SOEE2550

Module Reading List

Dr Phil Livermore

p.w.livermore@leeds.ac.uk

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**Recommended Reading**

**Burger, H.R., A.F. Sheehan & C.H. Jones, Introduction to applied geophysics : exploring the shallow subsurface, WW Norton & Co., 2006 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/09/2017) **

This book will be useful throughout the year. Chapters 1-7 are relevant. This text details both the theoretical and practical aspects of the geophysical techniques we will cover.

**Blakely, R.J., Potential theory in gravity and magnetic applications, Cambridge University Press, 1995**

This book will be useful in semester 2, particularly for later topics. All chapters are relevant. This text gives a mathematically detailed overview of potential fields theory.

**Sheriff, R.E. and L.P Geldart, Exploration Seismology (2nd edition), Cambridge University Press, 1995**

Very complete introductory and second level textbook. Covers a lot of ground and in certain aspects goes beyond the scope of this course. Good mathematical background to processing algorithms and good coverage of acquisition process.

**Milsom, J., Field Geophysics (4th Ed), John Wiley & Sons, 2011**

This book will be useful throughout the year. Chapters 1-3, 5,6, 11-13 are relevant. A small, yet very useful, guide to doing geophysics in the field; all major techniques are covered.

**Other Reading**

**Telford, W.M., Geldart, L.P. & Sheriff, R.E., Applied Geophysics (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, 1990 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva**

Contains useful information on most applied geophysics topics with a lot of mathematical detail. Chapters 2-5, and 8 are the most relevant. Although some aspects of it are rather old fashioned it is a comprehensive resource.

**Reynolds, J.M., An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics (2nd Ed), John Wiley & Sons, 2011**

Similar to the above, this text covers all the major applied geophysics techniques. Chapters 1-3 are relevant. This text is more descriptive and less mathematical than Telford et al. (1990) and makes a good complement to that text.

**Lowrie, W., Fundamentals of Geophysics (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, 2007**

This text will be of use throughout the module. Chapters 2, 3 and 5 are the most relevant. This text provides some useful introductory information to geophysical surveying methods and theory, including mathematical detail, but at an easier level than Telford et al. (1990).

**Kearey, P., M. Brooks and I. Hill, An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration (3rd Ed), Blackwell, 2002**

This book will be of use throughout the module. Chapters 1-8 are relevant. Similar to Reynolds (1997), this text provides a mainly descriptive overview of most geophysical surveying methods.

**Bacon, M, R. Simm and T. Redshaw, 3-D seismic interpretation, Cambridge University Press, 2007.**

Good resource for the Seismic Interpretation part of the course. Also provides a good introduction to acquisition and processing. **Everett, M.** **Near-surface applied geophysics**. **Cambridge University Press, 2014.**

A good overall resource for the course.

This list was last updated on 07/09/2017