Alan D. Chave is a Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He has also been a Chartered Statistician (UK) since 2003 and has taught a graduate level course in statistics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/WHOI Joint Program for twenty years. For over thirty years, he has conducted research utilizing the magnetotelluric method, primarily in the oceans, and has pioneered research into producing modern magnetotelluric processing methods. Dr Chave has also designed instrumentation for optical and chemical measurements in the ocean and has played a leadership role in developing long-term ocean observatories worldwide. He has been an editor of Journal of Geophysical Research and editor-in-chief of Reviews of Geophysics.
Alan G. Jones is Senior Professor and Head of Geophysics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and has been using magnetotellurics since the early 1970s. He has undertaken magnetotellurics research in Europe, southern Africa, Canada and China, for problems ranging from the near-surface (groundwater contamination) to mining, geothermal studies and tectonics of the deep mantle (to 1200 km). He has been instrumental in many developments of magnetotellurics, from processing to analysis to modelling/inversion to interpretation. He was awarded the Tuzo Wilson Medal of the Canadian Geophysical Union in 2006, appointed to Academia Europaea in 2009 and made a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010.
The papers in this book are grouped in three parts: 3-D EM modeling; 3-D EM inversion; and 3-D EM in practice. They cover a wide range of topics in forward modeling and inversion based on new fast approximate approaches and new efficient solutions by integral equation, finite difference and finite elements techniques. If the 1980s were the decade of rapid development in 3D seismics, the 1990s became the decade of growing interest of practical geophysicists in 3D EM modeling and inversion methods.
The contributions contained in this volume represent a snapshot of today's state-of-the-art in three-dimensional electromagnetics.