Introduces the field aspects of reflection seismology, examining seismic exploration in the field–on land, at sea, and in between. Describes elements of seismic operation–instruments, locations, people and steps taken by seismic crews to record high-quality data.
Details various tasks and environments peculiar to land-oriented field work. Emphasizes use of explosive sources and safety of operations. Stresses public relations due to direct impact of land work on land owners, lessees and political bodies. Analyzes field work at sea and in the transition zone. Examines equipment, costs and special problems, hazards, requirements and advantages of field work in marine settings. Particular attention is paid to navigational systems.