Engineering Geophysics connects onshore geotechnical engineering challenges to the geophysical methods that may be applied to solve them. Unknown geological conditions are a risk in construction projects, and geophysical information can help to identify those risks. The book answers questions on how, why, and when the individual and combined methods provide the results requested. Flowcharts guide the reader to geophysical methods that can be applied for various engineering challenges, and the solutions are illustrated with practical case histories.

The book is intended mainly for geotechnical engineers and geologists but also for geophysicists or managers in need of an overview or brushup on geophysical methods and their practical applications. In addition, it can be used by educational institutions in courses both for geotechnical engineers and geologists.

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages


chapter Chapter 2|8 pages

Scope of work

chapter Chapter 4|5 pages

Gravimetric method

chapter Chapter 5|7 pages

Magnetometry method

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Electromagnetic methods

chapter Chapter 8|8 pages

Ground penetrating radar

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Reflection seismic methods

chapter Chapter 10|10 pages

Seismic refraction methods

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages

Surface wave methods

chapter Chapter 23|3 pages

Case: road maintenance and ground frost