• Yoram Rubin
  • Susan S. Hubbard

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Background and Hydrogeology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan S. Hubbard, Yoram Rubin
      Pages 3-21
    3. J. Jaime Gómez-Hernández
      Pages 59-83
  3. Fundamentals of Environmental Geophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Andrew Binley, Andreas Kemna
      Pages 129-156
    3. Mark E. Everett, Max A. Meju
      Pages 157-183
    4. A. Peter Annan
      Pages 185-213
    5. Don W. Steeples
      Pages 215-251
    6. Miroslav Kobr, Stanislav Mareš, Frederick Paillet
      Pages 291-331
    7. Jeffrey G. Paine, Brian R. S. Minty
      Pages 333-357
  4. Hydrogeophysical Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Mark Goldman, Haim Gvirtzman, Max Meju, Vladimir Shtivelman
      Pages 361-389
    3. Jeffrey J. Daniels, Barry Allred, Andrew Binley, Douglas Labrecque, David Alumbaugh
      Pages 413-440
    4. Ty P. A. Ferré, Andrew Binley, Jil Geller, Ed Hill, Tissa Illangasekare
      Pages 441-463
  5. Hydrogeophysical Frontiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465

About this book


and Hydrogeology 1 INTRODUCTION TO HYDROGEOPHYSICS 12 SUSAN S. HUBBARD and YORAM RUBIN 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA. sshubbard@lbl. gov 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA In this chapter, we discuss the need for improved hydrogeological characterization and monitoring approaches, and how that need has provided an impetus for the development of an area of research called hydrogeophysics. We briefly describe how this research area has evolved in recent years in response to the need to better understand and manage hydrological systems, provide discussions and tables designed to facilitate navigation through this book, and discuss the current state of the emerging discipline of hydrogeophysics. 1. 1 Evolution of Hydrogeophysics The shallow subsurface of the earth is an extremely important geological zone, one that yields much of our water resources, supports our agriculture and ecosystems, and influences our climate. This zone also serves as the repository for most of our municipal, industrial, and governmental wastes and contaminants, intentional or otherwise. Safe and effective management of our natural resources is a major societal challenge.


Earth System Environmental geophysics Environmental remediation Hydrogeological heterogeneity Hydrogeophysics Well logging environment geophysics hydrogeology hydrology remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoram Rubin
    • 1
  • Susan S. Hubbard
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3102-5
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3101-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3102-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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