Tomographic imaging of seismic velocities is probably the most novel application of the seismic method to high resolution exploration and monitoring of the subsurface. It is a pleasure to make available a comprehensive state-of-the-art book giving an excellent overview of seismic tomography explaining the current status of the method, describing it and evaluating the possibilities and the potential for future developments.
The book covers a wide range of applications of seismic tomography in geotechnological and geoscientific investigations, in particular for engineering and exploration. The intent to be practical is well met with many field examples and problems, without neglecting the basic principles needed to understand the examples more deeply and to judge the quality of the imaging. A very comprehensive list of references to specific and general publications on the subject allows access to more detailed information.
Bodo Lehmann has succeeded very well in making seismic tomography understandable and useful to the geoscientific and geoengineering community and beyond. This is the most comprehensive book currently available on seismic tomography. It is suitable not only for professional geophysicists, geologists and engineers but also for study at the graduate level.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – State of the art
Chapter 3 – Quality, resolutions and uncertainty in tomography
Chapter 4 – Field examples of seismic crosshole tomography
Chapter 5 – Tomography from the surface without using boreholes, VSP and reflection tomography
Chapter 6 – Seam wave tomography
Chapter 7 – Recent developments with new ideas
Chapter 8 – Summary and conclusions
Chapter 9 – References
Chapter 10 – Nomenclature
Chapter 11 – List of Figures