Geo-Electromagnetism surveys the theoretical concepts and applications of electrical prospecting methods. This book is divided into seven chapters that specifically tackle the basic electromagnetic concepts and the special mathematical functions.
This text deals first with the numerical and analytical approaches to delineate earth resistivity principles, followed by a description of the three-layer model. These topics are followed by a discussion on the theory of induced electrical polarization. The subsequent chapters are devoted to relevant electromagnetic theory of low-frequency current flow in conducting with varying fields. The discussion then shifts to the geophysical problems associated with vertical electric dipole sources, with an emphasis on the quasi-static range in which all significant distances are small compared with the free-space wavelength. The last chapters outline the relevant analytical development of the magnetotelluric theory and the theoretical principles of the transient electromagnetic methods used in geophysical exploration.
Geophysicists, theoreticians, and undergraduate level students will find this book invaluable.