Seismoelectric coupling and its current and potential future applications
The seismoelectric method - the naturally-occurring coupling of seismic waves to electromagnetic fields - can provide insight into important properties of porous media. With a variety of potential environmental and engineering uses, as well as larger scale applications such as earthquake detection and oil and gas exploration, it offers a number of advantages over conventional geophysical methods.
Seismoelectric Exploration: Theory, Experiments, and Applications explores the coupling between poroelastic and electromagnetic disturbances, discussing laboratory experiments, numerical modeling techniques, recent theoretical developments, and field studies.
Volume highlights include:
- Physics of the seismoelectric effect at the microscale
- Governing equations describing coupled seismo-electromagnetic fields
- Examples of successful seismoelectric field experiments in different geological settings
- Current and potential applications of seismoelectric coupling
- Noise removal techniques for seismoelectric field measurements
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André Revil Universite Savoie Mont-Blanc, France.
Zhenya Zhu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA.
Evert Slob Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.