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Human resources in geophysics; demography and education

G. J. Palacky
Human resources in geophysics; demography and education
Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration (June 1989) 8 (6): 12-19

Abstract

Reliable information on worldwide geophysical activities is difficult to obtain. SEG annually compiles data on geophysical surveys which are furnished by contractors, oil and mining companies, and government organizations. The statistics reflect geophysical activity fairly accurately in North America, Western Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia and Latin America but do not include socialist countries (USSR, China, Eastern Europe) where such data are not available to outsiders. The reporting is not complete for developing countries where some surveys are carried out by governments and local companies. Data analysis made in the annual surveys concentrates on geophysical techniques, expenditures, mileage, and costs per unit; year-to-year comparisons are also made. In this study, some of the data published by SEG for 1985-87 are examined to compare the level of geophysical activity in different regions of the world.


ISSN: 0732-989X
Serial Title: Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration
Serial Volume: 8
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Human resources in geophysics; demography and education
Author(s): Palacky, G. J.
Affiliation: Geol. Surv. Can., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Pages: 12-19
Published: 198906
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1990-016964
Categories: Solid-earth geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1990
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