|Whole Earth Geophysics: An Introductory Textbook for Geologists and Geophysicists||
Whole Earth Geophysics: An Introductory Textbook for Geologists and Geophysicists
|231.90||approx. 7-9 days|
This book is designed to introduce the principal geophysical phenomena and techniques-namely seismology, gravity, magnetism, and heat flow-to students whose primary training is in geology and who possess only a basic knowledge of physics. This text is appropriate for a variety of courses including Tectonics, Earthquake Seismology, Earthquake Geology, Reflection Seismology, and Gravity Interpretation, in addition to courses in Solid Earth Geophysics. Its abundant figures and exercises, combined with the straightforward, concise style of the text, put the essentials of geophysics well within reach of such readers.
Reveals immediately how specific geophysical observations can be used to interpret structures and processes that occur within the Earth. Pg.___
Conveys the fact that much of what is known about the lithosphere/asthenosphere system comes from specific geophysical observations. Pg.___
Provides a context for learning, allowing geophysical observations to relate to fundamental characteristics and discoveries about the Earth. Pg.___
Challenges students to visualize geophysical constraints on the Earth by drawing cross-sections that represent the structure of the lithosphere in different tectonic settings. Pg.___
2. Plate Tectonics.
3. Seismic Waves.
4. Seismic Refraction Interpretation.
5. Seismic Reflection: Acquisition, Processing and Waveform Analysis.
6. Structural and Tectonic Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Profiles.
7. Earthquake Seismology.
8. Gravity and Isostasy.
9. Magnetic Interpretation.
10. Heat Flow.
Appendix A: Sequenced Writing Assignment for Whole Earth Geophysics Course.
Appendix B: Units, Conversions, and Abbreviations.
Appendix C: Igneous Rocks: Classification, Properties of Magmas, and Tectonic Occurrence.
Appendix D: Answers to Selected Exercises.