
Introduction
This bibiliography of books, peer reviewed articles, the journals themselves, and websites is a selection of references used by students and researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility in June 2007. If there are favorites of yours we have missed please email ubcgif@eos.ubc.ca with your recommendations.
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Books
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Books about applied geophysics
YEAR 
TITLES 
AUTHORS 
PUBLISHER 
2006 
Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface 
Burger, H. R., Burger, H. R., Sheehan, A. F. and Jones, C. H., 
W.W. Norton. 
2005 
Near Surface Geophysics 
Butler, D. K., 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 
2003 
Field geophysics 
Milsom, J., 
J. Wiley. 
2002 
An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration Third Edition 
Kearey, P., Brooks, M. and Hill, I., 
Blackwell Science. 
2002 
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics 
Sheriff, R. E. and Sheriff, R. E., 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 
1999 
Introduction to Seismology 
Shearer, P. M., 
Cambridge University Press. 
1997 
An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics 
Reynolds, J. M., 
John Wiley. 
1997 
Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 
Sharma, P. V., 
Cambridge University Press. 
1995 
Engineering and Design  Geophysical Exploration for Engineering and Environmental Investigations 
US Army Corps of Engineers 
Publication Number: EM 111011802 
1995 
Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications 
Blakely, R. J., 
Cambridge University Press. 
1990 
Applied geophysics 
Telford, W. M., Geldart, L. P. and Sheriff, R. E., 
Cambridge University Press. 
1989 
Electrical properties of rocks, in Touloukian, Y. S., Judd, W. R., Roy, R. F. and Ho, C. Y., eds. 
Olhoeft, G. R. 
Physical properties of rocks and minerals: Hemisphere Publ. Corp., New York, NY, United States (USA), II2 
1988 
Electromagnetic Methods Vol.1: Theory 
Edited by Misac Nabighian 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists 
1991 
Electromagnetic Methods Vol.2: Applications 
Edited by Misac Nabighian 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 
1965 
Interpretation theory in applied geophysics 
Grant, F. S. and West, G. F., 
McGrawHill. 
Books about inversion
YEAR 
TITLES 
AUTHORS 
PUBLISHER 
2006 
Numerical optimization 
Nocedal, J. and Wright, S. J., 
Springer. 
2005 
Parameter estimation and inverse problems 
Aster, R. C., Thurber, C. H. and Borchers, B., 
Elsevier Academic Press. 
2004 
Inverse Problem Theory and Methods for Model Parameter Estimation 
Tarantola, A. 
SIAM 
2004 
Convex optimization 
Boyd, S. P. and Vandenberghe, L., 
Cambridge University Press. 
2004 
Bayesian data analysis 
Gelman, A., 
Chapman & Hall/CRC. 
2001 
Geophysical Inverse Theory
(Samizdat Press is devoted
to the free distribution of books, lecture
notes and software.) 
John Scales, Martin Smith and Sven Treitel 
Samizdat Press 
1999 
A wavelet tour of signal processing 
Mallat, S. G., 
Academic Press. 
1999 
A wavelet tour of signal processing 
Mallat, S. G., 
Academic Press. 
1996 
Matrix computations 
Golub, G. H. and Van Loan, C. F., 
Johns Hopkins University Press. 
1995 
Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications 
Blakely, R. J., 
Cambridge University Press. 
1994 
Geophysical data analysis : understanding inverse problem theory and practice 
Meju, M. A., 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 
1994 
Geophysical inverse theory 
Parker, R. L., 
Princeton University Press. 
1989 
Geophysical data analysis : discrete inverse theory 
Menke, W., 
Academic Press. 
1988 
Electromagnetic Methods Vol.1: Theory 
Edited by Misac Nabighian 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists 
1981 
Practical optimization 
Gill, P. E., Wright, M. H. and Murray, W., 
Academic Press. 
1978 
A first course in numerical analysis 
Ralston, A. and Rabinowitz, P., 
McGrawHill. 
Books and articles about physical properties
All books about applied geophysics (above) discuss properties to some extent. The following contain detailed investigations of relations between properties and geologic materials.
YEAR 
TITLES 
AUTHORS 
PUBLISHER 
1995 
Rock Physics and Phase Relations  A Handbook of Physical Constants; Magnetic Properties of Rocks and Minerals

Hunt, C.P.; Moskowitz, B.M. & Banerjee, S.K. 
American Geophysical Union, , AGU Reference Shelf 3, 189204 
1995 
Rock Physics and Phase Relations: 

An AGU online reference, © by the American Geophysical Union 
1992 
Paleomagnetism: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes 
Butler, R.F. 
Blackwell Scientific Publications, 3163 
1989 
Electrical properties of rocks, in Touloukian, Y. S., Judd, W. R., Roy, R. F. and Ho, C. Y., eds. 
Olhoeft, G. R. 
Physical properties of rocks and minerals: Hemisphere Publ. Corp., New York, NY, United States (USA), II2 
1985 
Lowfrequency electrical properties 
Olhoeft, G. R. 
Geophysics, 50, 24922503. 
1965 
Interpretation theory in applied geophysics 
Grant, F. S. and West, G. F. 
McGrawHill. 
Articles about geophysical inversion
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of articles about geophysical inversion. These citations were recommended by students and researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility in June 2007. If there are favorites of yours we have missed please email ubcgif@eos.ubc.ca with your recommendations.
YEAR 
TITLES 
AUTHORS 
JOURNAL 

For a complete (catagorized and sortable) list of articles published by researchers at the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility please see the UBCGIF website. 
2006 
Magnetic forward modelling and inversion for high susceptibility 
Lelievre, P. G. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysical Journal International, 166, 7690. 
2005 
Controlled Source electromagnetic inversion for resource exploration 
Oldenburg, D., Eso, R, Napier, S, and Haber, E 
First Break, vol. 23, pp. 4148 
2004 
Inversion of 3D electromagnetic data in frequency and time domain using an inexact allatonce approach

Haber, E., Ascher, U. M. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 69, 12161228. 
2004 
Experimental design; electrical resistivity data sets that provide optimum subsurface information 
Stummer, P., Maurer, H. and Green, A. G. 
Geophysics, 69, 120139. 
2003 
Fast inversion of largescale magnetic data using wavelet transforms and a logarithmic barrier method 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysical Journal International, 152, 251265. 
2003 
Simultaneous 1D inversion of looploop electromagnetic data for magnetic susceptibility and electrical conductivity 
Farquharson, C. G., Oldenburg, D. W. and Rough, P. S. 
Geophysics, 68, 18571869. 
2001 
Joint inversion of gravity and magnetic data under lithologic constraints 
Bosch, M. & McGaughey, J. 
The Leading Edge, 2001, aug, 877881 
2001 
Prior information and uncertainty in inverse problems 
Scales, J. A. and Tenorio, L. 
Geophysics, 66, 389397. 
2001 
Cost effectiveness of geophysical inversions in mineral exploration; applications at San Nicolas 
Phillips, N., Oldenburg, D., Chen, J., Li, Y. and Routh, P. 
The Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK), 20, 13511354. 
2001 
A discrimination algorithm for UXO using time domain electromagnetics 
Pasion, L. R. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
J.Environ.Eng.Geophys., 6, 91102. 
2000 
Joint inversion of surface and threecomponent borehole magnetic data 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 65, 540552. 
2000 
3D inversion of induced polarization data; Special section on Mining geophysics 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 65, 19311945. 
2000 
Image appraisal for 2D and 3D electromagnetic inversion 
Alumbaugh, D. L. and Newman, G. A. 
Geophysics, 65, 14551467. 
1999 
Simultaneous reconstruction 1D susceptibility and conductivity from electromagnetic data 
Zang, Z. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 64, 3347. 
1998 
Applications of Geophysical Inversions in Mineral Exploration Problems 
Oldenburg D.W., Li Y., Farquharson C.G., Kowalczyk P., Aravanis T., King A., Zhang P., and Watts A. 
The Leading Edge, 17, 461  465. 
1998 
3D inversion of gravity data 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 63, 109119. 
1998 
Nonlinear inversion using general measures of data misfit and model structure 
Farquharson, C. G. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysical Journal International, 134, 213227. 
1998 
What is noise? 
Scales, J. A. and Snieder, R. 
Geophysics, 63, 11221124. 
1998 
The role of nonlinearity in inverse problems; Inverse problems in geophysics; closing the gap between theory and practice 
Snieder, R. 
Inverse Problems, 14, 387404. 
1997 
Inversion of geophysical data over a copper gold porphyry deposit; a case history for Mt. Milligan 
Oldenburg, D. W., Li, Y. and Ellis, R. G. 
Geophysics, 62, 14191431. 
1996 
3D inversion of magnetic data 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysics, 61, 394408. 
1996 
The effects of noise on Occam's inversion of resistivity tomography data 
LaBrecque, D. J., Miletto, M., Daily, W., Ramirez, A. and Owen, E. 
Geophysics, 61, 538548. 
1994 
Inversion of induced polarization data 
Oldenburg, D. W. and Li, Y. 
Geophysics, 59, 13271341. 
1994 
Inversion of 3D DC resistivity data using an approximate inverse mapping 
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W. 
Geophysical Journal International, 116, 527537. 
1993 
Generalized subspace methods for largescale inverse problems 
Oldenburg, D. W., McGillivray, P. R. and Ellis, R. G. 
Geophysical Journal International, 114, 1220. 
1991 
Inversion of geophysical data using an approximate inverse mapping 
Oldenburg, D. W. and Ellis, R. G. 
Geophysical Journal International, 105, 325353. 
1990 
Occam's inversion to generate smooth, twodimensional models from magnetotelluric data 
de GrootHedlin, C. D. and Constable, S. C. 
Geophysics, 55, 16131624. 
1990 
Regularisation of nonlinear inverse problems; imaging the nearsurface weathering layer 
Scales, J. A., Docherty, P. and Gersztenkorn, A. 
Inverse Problems, 6, 115131. 
1987 
Occam's inversion; a practical algorithm for generating smooth models from electromagnetic sounding data 
Constable, S. C., Parker, R. L. and Constable, C. G. 
Geophysics, 52, 289300. 
Journals
Many specialized journals about geophysics can be found using eJournal searching facilities at a university or public library. The following are focussed upon use of geophysics for exploration, engineering, and related applications.
Recommended noncommercial web sites for learning about applied geophysics
 UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility.
 Teaching Geophysics in an Interactive, Webbased Environment, at the The Colorado School of Mines.
 AGLO  Applied Geophysics Learning Objects  resources, available via the BCcampus "Shareable Online Learning Resources" server (SOL*R). SOL*R is a repository for online programs, courses, and learning resources. Students and instructors can create their own accounts on this system using the "Create an Account" tab at the top of the My BCcampus home page .
 Engineering and Design  Geophysical Exploration for Engineering and Environmental Investigations, US Army Corps of Engineers, Publication Number: EM 111011802.
 Technical notes at Geonics Ltd. These are at a "commercial" website, but the technical documents are freely available for download. Some are about fundamentals (properties, electromagnetics, etc), some address specific types of instruments (built by Geonics), but all are excellent.
 Federal Highway Administration online geophysical imaging resource site.
 The UC Berkeley Course in Applied Geophysics.
 Rock Physics and Phase Relations: An AGU online reference, © by the American Geophysical Union, 1995.

