Geophysical imaging

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Geophysical imaging (also known as geophysical tomography) is a geophysical technique that investigates the subsurface.wikipedia
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Electrical resistivity tomography

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Electrical resistivity tomography
Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) or electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) is a geophysical technique for imaging sub-surface structures from electrical resistivity measurements made at the surface, or by electrodes in one or more boreholes.

Ground-penetrating radar

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Ground-penetrating radar
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface.

Induced polarization

Induced polarization
Induced polarization (IP) is a geophysical imaging technique used to identify the electrical chargeability of subsurface materials, such as ore.


Geophysical imaging (also known as geophysical tomography) is a geophysical technique that investigates the subsurface.
Geophysical imaging

Exploration geophysics

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Exploration geophysics
Methods devised for finding mineral or hydrocarbon deposits can also be used in other areas such as monitoring environmental impact, imaging subsurface archaeological sites, ground water investigations, subsurface salinity mapping, civil engineering site investigations and interplanetary imaging.


Other types of imaging


Geophysical imaging (also known as geophysical tomography) is a geophysical technique that investigates the subsurface.

Applied physics

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There are many different kinds of imaging techniques, all which are based on applied physics.

Seismic tomography

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Seismic tomography and Reflection seismology

Reflection seismology

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Seismic tomography and Reflection seismology

Geophysical survey (archaeology)

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Archaeological geophysics

Medical imaging

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Medical imaging

Stanford Exploration Project

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Stanford Exploration Project


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A panorama (formed from Greek πᾶν "all" + ὅραμα "sight") is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a three-dimensional model.

Terahertz nondestructive evaluation

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This non-contact, single-sided terahertz electromagnetic measurement and imaging method characterizes micro-structure and thickness variation in dielectric (insulating) materials.

Reconstruction from Projections

The problem of reconstruction form projections has arisen independently in a large number of scientific fields, since it is widely applied in areas such as medical imaging, geophysical tomography, industrial radiography and so on. For example, by using CT scanner, the lesion information of the patients can be presented in 3D on the computer, which offers a new and accurate approach in diagnosis and thus has vital clinical value.

Computational imaging

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Computational Imaging systems cover a broad range of applications include computational microscopy, tomographic imaging, MRI, ultrasound imaging, computational photography, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), seismic imaging etc.

Water well

This work is typically done by a hydrogeologist, or a groundwater surveyor using a variety of tools including electro-seismic surveying, any available information from nearby wells, geologic maps, and sometimes geophysical imaging.

Lower oceanic crust

Intensive search spanning over three decades of seismic imaging have shown that the ridge axis is underlain by a crystal mush containing a small percentage of melt, capped by a thin melt lens containing a generally high, but variable melt fraction.

Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre

Alsace-Lorraine Geological Survey
2) Second year: Signal Processing, Numerical Analysis, Seismology (Earth models), Spatial Geodesy, Rock Physics, Dynamics of the Earth, Tectonics and Sedimentation, Inverse Methods, Seismology (earthquakes), Potential Fields, Seismic Imaging, Hydrology, Geomagnetism, Geophysics Laboratory, Geophysical Research Project, Well-logging, Seismic Acquisition and Geostatistics, Borehole Geophysics Field Camp, Sustainable development and Quality-Health-Security Environment, Accounting and Finance, Intellectual Property, Business Choices and Management, English, Second language (optional)

Imaging spectroscopy

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One application is spectral geophysical imaging, which allows quantitative and qualitative characterization of the surface and of the atmosphere, using radiometric measurements.

Adjoint state method

It has applications in geophysics, seismic imaging and more recently in neural networks.

Mantle wedge

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These mineral alignments can be seen using seismic imaging, as waves will travel through different orientations of a mineral at different speeds.