Principles of Electromagnetic Methods in Surface Geophysics contains information about the theory of electromagnetic fields in a conducting media. It describes the theoretical and physical principles of the main geophysical methods using electromagnetic fields, including frequency and transient soundings, electromagnetic profiling, and magnetotelluric soundings. Special attention is paid to models and signal processing methods used in modern exploration geophysics for groundwater, mineral and hydrocarbon exploration.
- Offers an integrated approach to the description of electromagnetic geophysical fields used for surface geophysical surveys
- Provides a clear introduction to the physical background of electromagnetic methods and their application
- Rounds off the treatment of the main geophysical methods: gravity, magnetic seismic, electric and electromagnetic methods
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Part one: The constant electric and magnetic fields
Part two: Propagation and diffusion of electromagnetic fields
Part three: Quasi-stationary field in a horizontally layered medium
Part four: Electromagnetic soundings in a horizontally layered medium
Part five: Principles of inductive mining prospecting
Emeritus Professor A.Kaufman has 28 years' experience of teaching at the geophysical department in Colorado School of Mines He received his PhD. in Institute of Physics of the Earth (Moscow) and degree of Doctor of Science from the Russian Academy of Science . From 1981 to 20015 he published 14 monographs by Academic Press and Elsevier, describing different geophysical methods. Most of them are translated and published in Russia and China. He also holds three patents, which found application in the surface and borehole geophysics. A. Kaufman is a honorary member of SEG.