Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods, Second Edition, builds on the strength of the first edition to offer a systematic exposition of geophysical electromagnetic theory and methods. This new edition highlights progress made over the last decade, with a special focus on recent advances in marine and airborne electromagnetic methods. Also included are recent case histories on practical applications in tectonic studies, mineral exploration, environmental studies and off-shore hydrocarbon exploration. The book is ideal for geoscientists working in all areas of geophysics, including exploration geophysics and applied physics, as well as graduate students and researchers working in the field of electromagnetic theory and methods.
- Presents theoretical and methodological foundations of geophysical field theory
- Synthesizes fundamental theory and the most recent achievements of electromagnetic (EM) geophysical methods in the framework of a unified systematic exposition
- Offers a unique breadth and completeness in providing a general picture of the current state-of-the-art in EM geophysical technology
- Discusses practical aspects of EM exploration for mineral and energy resources
I. Introduction to Field Theory 1. Differential Calculus of Vector Fields and Differential Forms 2. Foundations of Field Theory
II. Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory 3. Electromagnetic Field Equations 4. Models of Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth 5. Electromagnetic Fields in Horizontally Stratified Media 6. Electromagnetic Fields in Inhomogeneous Media
III. Inversion and Imaging of Electromagnetic Field Data 7. Principles of Ill-posed Inverse Problem Solution 8. Electromagnetic Inversion 9. Electromagnetic Migration
IV. Geophysical Electromagnetic Methods 10. Electromagnetic Properties of Rocks and Minerals 11. Generation and Measurement of Electromagnetic Fields in Geophysical Applications 12. Direct Current and Induced Polarization Methods 13. Magnetotelluric and Magnetovariational Methods 14. Electromagnetic Methods in the Frequency and Time Domains 15. Marine Electromagnetic Methods 16. Airborne Electromagnetic Methods 17. Case histories
Appendices A. Algebra of Differential Forms B. Calculus of Differential Forms C. Linear Operators and Their Matrices D. Mathematical Notations E. Definition of Fields and Units
Michael S. Zhdanov is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Zhdanov is also Director of the Center of Electromagnetic Research at the same university. He has more than 30 years of experience in research and instruction in geophysical electromagnetic theory and he has authored more than 100 papers on the subject. He is the founding director of the Geoelectromagnetic Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.