Basic geophysics / Enders A. Robinson, Dean Clark ; with a foreword by managing and volume editor Tijmen Jan Moser.

Author
Robinson, Enders A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Tulsa, Oklahoma (8801 South Yale St., Tulsa OK 74137-3175) : Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2017.
Description
xx, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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Summary note
For a thorough comprehension of the field of geophysics, we need to understand its origins. Basic Geophysics by Enders Robinson and Dean Clark takes us on a journey that demonstrates how the achievements of our predecessors have paved the way for our modern science. From the ancient Greeks through the Enlightenment to the greats of the contemporary age, the reasoning behind basic principles is explored and clarified. With that foundation, several advanced topics are examined, including: the 3D wave equation; ray tracing and seismic modeling; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; and WKBJ migration. The successful integration of the historical narrative alongside practical analysis of relevant principles makes this book an excellent resource for both novices and professionals, and all readers will gain insight and appreciation for the seismic theory that underlies modern exploration seismology.
Notes
"SEG Press books."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-353) and index.
Contents
  • 1. Classical geophysics
  • 2. Wave equation
  • 3. Elasticity
  • 4. Rays, anisotropy, and Maxwell's equations
  • 5. Three-dimensional wave equation
  • 6. Ray tracing and seismic modeling
  • 7. Reflection, refraction, and diffraction
  • 8. Migration by the WKBJ method.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
ISBN
  • 9781560803454 (print)
  • 1560803452
  • 9780931830563 (series)
  • 0931830567
Publisher no.
162A-17
LCCN
2017952740
OCLC
1014410051
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