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Applied Geophysics

We develop and use ground-based, marine and airborne geophysical techniques, especially for electromagnetic exploration to derive physical properties of the earths subsurface from few meters depth down to several kilometers. Our areas of applications cover a wide range such as the search for groundwater, contamination problems, mineral resources and hydrocarbon exploration, geothermal research and archeological prospection as well as general geological studies

What is applied geophysics about?

Key Research Areas & Methods

  • New geophysical techniques and measurement platforms
  • Environmental and engineering problems
  • Earth resource exploration
  • Groundwater exploration
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic methods
  • Modeling & inversion
  • Data processing

Projects

Various national and international projects cover a wide range of geophysical techniques for shallow and deep subsurface exploration, technical and numerical developments for improved data interpretation.

Project List
 

Recent Publications

  • Cai, J., Yogeshwar, P., Mörbe, W., Smirnova, M., Haroon, A., Becken, M., & Tezkan, B. (2022). 2-D joint inversion of semi-airborne CSEM and LOTEM data in eastern Thuringia, Germany. Geophysical Journal International, 229(3), 1475-1489.
  • Blanco-Arrué, B., Yogeshwar, P., Tezkan, B., Mörbe, W., Díaz, D., Farah, B., ... & Wennrich, V. (2022). Exploration of sedimentary deposits in the Atacama Desert, Chile, using integrated geophysical techniques. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 115, 103746.
  • Saraev, A. K., Shlykov, A. A., & Tezkan, B. (2022). Application of the Controlled Source Radiomagnetotellurics (CSRMT) in the Study of Rocks Overlying Kimberlite Pipes in Yakutia/Siberia. Geosciences, 12(1), 34.
  • Othman, A.A., Beshr, A.M., Abd El-Gawad, A.M.S. & Ibraheem, I.M. (2022). Hydrogeophysical investigation using remote sensing and geoelectrical data in southeast Hiw, Qena, Egypt. Geocarto International. https://doi.org/10.1080/10106049.2022.2087750
  • Mamo, A.R., Ibraheem, I.M., Al Kassem, A., Al-Khalil, A. & Hopper, K. (2022). The Impact of the Syrian Conflict on Archaeological Sites in Al-Hasakah Province. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 43, 103486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103486
  • Ibraheem, I.M., El-Husseiny, A.A. & Othman, A.A. (2022). Structural and mineral exploration study at the transition zone between the North and the Central Eastern Desert, Egypt, using airborne magnetic and gamma-ray spectrometric data. Geocarto International. https://doi.org/10.1080/10106049.2022.2076915
  • Hu, D., Tezkan, B., Yue, M., Yang, X., Wu, X., & Zhou, G. (2021). Prediction of Conductive Anomalies Ahead of the Tunnel by the 3D-Resitivity Forward Modeling in the Whole Space. Geofluids, 2021.
  • Ibraheem I.M., Aladad H., Alnaser M.F., Stephenson R. 2021. IAS: A New Novel Phase-Based Filter for Detection of Unexploded Ordnances. Remote Sensing 13(21), 4345 (Special Issue: Near-Surface Geophysics: A Remote Sensing Tool for the Shallow Subsurface). doi: 10.3390/rs13214345.
  • Ibraheem, I.M., Bergers, R. & Tezkan, B. 2021. Archaeogeophysical exploration in Neuss-Norf, Germany using electrical resistivity tomography and magnetic data. Near Surface Geophysics, (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), doi: 10.1002/nsg.12172
  • Ibraheem, I.M., Tezkan, B. & Bergers, R. 2021. Integrated Interpretation of Magnetic and ERT Data to Characterize a Landfill in the North-West of Cologne, Germany.Pure and Applied Geophysics 178, 2127–2148, (Springer Nature Switzerland AG ), doi: 10.1007/s00024-021-02750-x

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News

Geoscience: Special Issue on Electromagnetic (EM) methods

Geoscience: Special Issue on Electromagnetic (EM) methods

Call for papers by the 25th September, 2021 for Geoscience special issue with guest editors Prof. Dr. Bülent Tezkan, Dr. Pritam Yogeshwar and Dr. Amir Haroon