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Module Reading List

Applied Geophysics, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Jon Mound
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

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.

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Telford, W.M., Geldart, L.P. & Sheriff, R.E., Applied Geophysics (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, 1990

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 geophysicsCambridge University Press, 2014.

A good overall resource for the course. 

This list was last updated on 05/09/2019