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Technical paper: An introduction to geophysical survey

C R Cratchley, BSc(Eng), MSc, FGS, Head of the Engineering Geology Unit, Institute of Geological Sciences. This paper was first published in GE’s January 1973 edition.

This article presents some ideas on the application of geophysics to site investigation. Emphasis is on seismic and resistivity methods and some examples of recent work by the Institute of Geological Sciences are given. Publication is by permission of the Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences. 

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