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Bilbiography about applied geophysics


 

Introduction

This bibiliography of books, peer reviewed articles, the journals themselves, and websites is a selection of references used by students and researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility in June 2007. If there are favorites of yours we have missed please email ubcgif@eos.ubc.ca with your recommendations.

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Books

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Books about applied geophysics

YEAR TITLES AUTHORS PUBLISHER
2006 Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface Burger, H. R., Burger, H. R., Sheehan, A. F. and Jones, C. H., W.W. Norton.
2005 Near Surface Geophysics Butler, D. K., Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
2003 Field geophysics Milsom, J., J. Wiley.
2002 An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration Third Edition Kearey, P., Brooks, M. and Hill, I., Blackwell Science.
2002 Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics Sheriff, R. E. and Sheriff, R. E., Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
1999 Introduction to Seismology Shearer, P. M., Cambridge University Press.
1997 An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics Reynolds, J. M., John Wiley.
1997 Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Sharma, P. V., Cambridge University Press.
1995 Engineering and Design - Geophysical Exploration for Engineering and Environmental Investigations US Army Corps of Engineers Publication Number: EM 1110-1-1802
1995 Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications Blakely, R. J., Cambridge University Press.
1990 Applied geophysics Telford, W. M., Geldart, L. P. and Sheriff, R. E., Cambridge University Press.
1989 Electrical properties of rocks, in Touloukian, Y. S., Judd, W. R., Roy, R. F. and Ho, C. Y., eds. Olhoeft, G. R. Physical properties of rocks and minerals: Hemisphere Publ. Corp., New York, NY, United States (USA), II-2
1988 Electromagnetic Methods Vol.1: Theory Edited by Misac Nabighian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
1991 Electromagnetic Methods Vol.2: Applications Edited by Misac Nabighian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
1965 Interpretation theory in applied geophysics Grant, F. S. and West, G. F., McGraw-Hill.

Books about inversion

YEAR TITLES AUTHORS PUBLISHER
2006 Numerical optimization Nocedal, J. and Wright, S. J., Springer.
2005 Parameter estimation and inverse problems Aster, R. C., Thurber, C. H. and Borchers, B., Elsevier Academic Press.
2004 Inverse Problem Theory and Methods for Model Parameter Estimation Tarantola, A. SIAM
2004 Convex optimization Boyd, S. P. and Vandenberghe, L., Cambridge University Press.
2004 Bayesian data analysis Gelman, A., Chapman & Hall/CRC.
2001 Geophysical Inverse Theory (Samizdat Press is devoted to the free distribution of books, lecture notes and software.) John Scales, Martin Smith and Sven Treitel Samizdat Press
1999 A wavelet tour of signal processing Mallat, S. G., Academic Press.
1999 A wavelet tour of signal processing Mallat, S. G., Academic Press.
1996 Matrix computations Golub, G. H. and Van Loan, C. F., Johns Hopkins University Press.
1995 Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications Blakely, R. J., Cambridge University Press.
1994 Geophysical data analysis : understanding inverse problem theory and practice Meju, M. A., Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
1994 Geophysical inverse theory Parker, R. L., Princeton University Press.
1989 Geophysical data analysis : discrete inverse theory Menke, W., Academic Press.
1988 Electromagnetic Methods Vol.1: Theory Edited by Misac Nabighian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
1981 Practical optimization Gill, P. E., Wright, M. H. and Murray, W., Academic Press.
1978 A first course in numerical analysis Ralston, A. and Rabinowitz, P., McGraw-Hill.

Books and articles about physical properties

All books about applied geophysics (above) discuss properties to some extent. The following contain detailed investigations of relations between properties and geologic materials.

YEAR TITLES AUTHORS PUBLISHER
1995 Rock Physics and Phase Relations - A Handbook of Physical Constants; Magnetic Properties of Rocks and Minerals
Hunt, C.P.; Moskowitz, B.M. & Banerjee, S.K. American Geophysical Union, , AGU Reference Shelf 3, 189-204
1995 Rock Physics and Phase Relations:   An AGU online reference, © by the American Geophysical Union
1992 Paleomagnetism: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes Butler, R.F. Blackwell Scientific Publications, 31-63
1989 Electrical properties of rocks, in Touloukian, Y. S., Judd, W. R., Roy, R. F. and Ho, C. Y., eds. Olhoeft, G. R. Physical properties of rocks and minerals: Hemisphere Publ. Corp., New York, NY, United States (USA), II-2
1985 Low-frequency electrical properties Olhoeft, G. R. Geophysics, 50, 2492-2503.
1965 Interpretation theory in applied geophysics Grant, F. S. and West, G. F. McGraw-Hill.


Articles about geophysical inversion

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of articles about geophysical inversion. These citations were recommended by students and researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility in June 2007. If there are favorites of yours we have missed please email ubcgif@eos.ubc.ca with your recommendations.

YEAR TITLES AUTHORS JOURNAL
  For a complete (catagorized and sortable) list of articles published by researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility please see the UBC-GIF website.
2006 Magnetic forward modelling and inversion for high susceptibility Lelievre, P. G. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysical Journal International, 166, 76-90.
2005 Controlled Source electromagnetic inversion for resource exploration Oldenburg, D., Eso, R, Napier, S, and Haber, E First Break, vol. 23, pp. 41-48
2004 Inversion of 3D electromagnetic data in frequency and time domain using an inexact all-at-once approach
Haber, E., Ascher, U. M. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 69, 1216-1228.
2004 Experimental design; electrical resistivity data sets that provide optimum subsurface information Stummer, P., Maurer, H. and Green, A. G. Geophysics, 69, 120-139.
2003 Fast inversion of large-scale magnetic data using wavelet transforms and a logarithmic barrier method Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysical Journal International, 152, 251-265.
2003 Simultaneous 1D inversion of loop-loop electromagnetic data for magnetic susceptibility and electrical conductivity Farquharson, C. G., Oldenburg, D. W. and Rough, P. S. Geophysics, 68, 1857-1869.
2001 Joint inversion of gravity and magnetic data under lithologic constraints Bosch, M. & McGaughey, J. The Leading Edge, 2001, aug, 877-881
2001 Prior information and uncertainty in inverse problems Scales, J. A. and Tenorio, L. Geophysics, 66, 389-397.
2001

Cost effectiveness of geophysical inversions in mineral exploration; applications at San Nicolas
Phillips, N., Oldenburg, D., Chen, J., Li, Y. and Routh, P. The Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK), 20, 1351-1354.
2001 A discrimination algorithm for UXO using time domain electromagnetics Pasion, L. R. and Oldenburg, D. W. J.Environ.Eng.Geophys., 6, 91-102.
2000 Joint inversion of surface and three-component borehole magnetic data Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 65, 540-552.
2000 3-D inversion of induced polarization data; Special section on Mining geophysics Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 65, 1931-1945.
2000 Image appraisal for 2-D and 3-D electromagnetic inversion Alumbaugh, D. L. and Newman, G. A. Geophysics, 65, 1455-1467.
1999 Simultaneous reconstruction 1-D susceptibility and conductivity from electromagnetic data Zang, Z. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 64, 33-47.
1998 Applications of Geophysical Inversions in Mineral Exploration Problems Oldenburg D.W., Li Y., Farquharson C.G., Kowalczyk P., Aravanis T., King A., Zhang P., and Watts A. The Leading Edge, 17, 461 - 465.
1998 3-D inversion of gravity data Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 63, 109-119.
1998 Non-linear inversion using general measures of data misfit and model structure Farquharson, C. G. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysical Journal International, 134, 213-227.
1998 What is noise? Scales, J. A. and Snieder, R. Geophysics, 63, 1122-1124.
1998 The role of nonlinearity in inverse problems; Inverse problems in geophysics; closing the gap between theory and practice Snieder, R. Inverse Problems, 14, 387-404.
1997 Inversion of geophysical data over a copper gold porphyry deposit; a case history for Mt. Milligan Oldenburg, D. W., Li, Y. and Ellis, R. G. Geophysics, 62, 1419-1431.
1996 3-D inversion of magnetic data Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysics, 61, 394-408.
1996 The effects of noise on Occam's inversion of resistivity tomography data LaBrecque, D. J., Miletto, M., Daily, W., Ramirez, A. and Owen, E. Geophysics, 61, 538-548.
1994 Inversion of induced polarization data Oldenburg, D. W. and Li, Y. Geophysics, 59, 1327-1341.
1994 Inversion of 3-D DC resistivity data using an approximate inverse mapping Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. Geophysical Journal International, 116, 527-537.
1993 Generalized subspace methods for large-scale inverse problems Oldenburg, D. W., McGillivray, P. R. and Ellis, R. G. Geophysical Journal International, 114, 12-20.
1991 Inversion of geophysical data using an approximate inverse mapping Oldenburg, D. W. and Ellis, R. G. Geophysical Journal International, 105, 325-353.
1990 Occam's inversion to generate smooth, two-dimensional models from magnetotelluric data de Groot-Hedlin, C. D. and Constable, S. C. Geophysics, 55, 1613-1624.
1990 Regularisation of nonlinear inverse problems; imaging the near-surface weathering layer Scales, J. A., Docherty, P. and Gersztenkorn, A. Inverse Problems, 6, 115-131.
1987 Occam's inversion; a practical algorithm for generating smooth models from electromagnetic sounding data Constable, S. C., Parker, R. L. and Constable, C. G. Geophysics, 52, 289-300.


Journals

Many specialized journals about geophysics can be found using eJournal searching facilities at a university or public library. The following are focussed upon use of geophysics for exploration, engineering, and related applications.


Recommended non-commercial web sites for learning about applied geophysics