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Looking into the Earth: An Introduction to Geological Geophysics

Looking into the Earth: An Introduction to Geological Geophysics

by Alan E. Mussett (Author), M. Aftab Khan (Author), Sue Button (Illustrator)
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Looking into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both "global" and "exploration" geophysics on all scales. It forms an introduction to geophysics for geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and field archaeologists. The book is organized into two parts: Part 1 describes the geophysical methods, while Part 2 illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories. Mussett and Khan introduce mathematical and physical principles at an elementary level, and then develop them as necessary. Student questions and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Written for introductory and intermediate level courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering, this is also an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics.



Of Poles and Zeros: Fundamentals of Digital Seismology (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)

Of Poles and Zeros: Fundamentals of Digital Seismology (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)

by Frank Scherbaum (Author)
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Digital signal processing has become an integral part of observational seismology. Seismic waveforms and the parameters commonly extracted from them are strongly influenced by the effects of numerous filters, both within the earth and within the recording system. With the advent of numerous software tools for the processing of digital seismograms, seismologists have unprecedented power in extracting information from seismic records. These tools are often based on sophisticated theoretical aspects of digital signal processing which, to be used properly, need to be understood. This book is aimed at observational seismologists and students in geophysics trying to obtain a basic understanding of those aspects of digital signal processing that are relevant to the interpretation of seismograms. It covers the basic theory of linear systems, the design and analysis of simple digital filters, the effect of sampling and A/D conversion, the calculation of 'true ground motion', and the effects of seismic recording systems on parameters extracted from digital seismograms. It contains numerous examples and exercises together with their solutions. The second edition contains the Digital Seismology Tutor by Elke Schmidtke (University of Potsdam) and Frank Scherbaum, a Java applet with all the tools to reproduce and/or modify the examples and problems from this book as well as a treatment of sigma-delta modulation with new problems and exercises.



Geodesy (de Gruyter Textbook)

Geodesy (de Gruyter Textbook)

by Jürgen Müller (Author), Wolfgang Torge (Author)
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The fourth edition of this textbook has been thoroughly revised in order to reflect the central role which geodesy has achieved in the past ten years. The Global Geodetic Observing System established by the IAG utilizes a variety of techniques to determine the geometric shape of the earth and its kinematics, the variations of earth rotation, and the earth´s gravity field. Space techniques play a fundamental role, with recent space missions also including gravity field recovery. Terrestrial techniques are important for regional and local applications, and for validating the results of the space missions. Global and regional reference systems are now well established and widely used. They also serve as a basis for geo-information systems. The analysis of the time variation of the geodetic products provides the link to other geosciences and contributes to proper modelling of geodynamic processes. The book follows the principal directions of geodesy, providing the theoretical background as well as the principles of measurement and evaluation methods. Selected examples of instruments illustrate the geodetic work. An extensive reference list supports further studies. The book is intended to serve as an introductory textbook for graduate students as well as a reference for scientists and engineers in the fields of geodesy, geophysics, surveying engineering and geomatics.



Paleoclimatology, Volume 68, Second Edition: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary (International Geophysics)

Paleoclimatology, Volume 68, Second Edition: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary (International Geophysics)

by Raymond S. Bradley (Author)
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Raymond S. Bradley provides his readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date review of all of the important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction, dating and paleoclimate modeling. Two comprehensive chapters on dating methods provide the foundation for all paleoclimatic studies and are followed by up-to-date coverage of ice core research, continental geological and biological records, pollen analysis, radiocarbon dating, tree rings and historical records. New methods using alkenones in marine sediments and coral studies are also described. Paleoclimatology, Second Edition, is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying climatology, paleoclimatology and paleooceanography worldwide, as well as a valuable reference for lecturers and researchers, appealing to archaeologists and scientists interested in environmental change.
* Contains two up-to-date chapters on dating methods
* Consists of the latest coverage of ice core research, marine sediment and coral studies, continental geological and biological records, pollen analysis, tree rings, and historical records
* Describes the newest methods using alkenones in marine sediments and long continental pollen records
* Addresses all important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction
* Includes an extensive chapter on the use of models in paleoclimatology
* Extensive and up-to-date bibliography
* Illustrated with numerous comprehensive figure captions



Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

by Steven A. Ackerman (Author), John A. Knox (Author)
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Every new copy of this title includes an online access code to the Meteorology, Third Edition Interactive Study Guide. Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.



An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition (International Geophysics)

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition (International Geophysics)

by James R. Holton (Author)
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This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
* Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
* Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style
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* A CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and demonstrations
* Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction



Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Volume 101, Second Edition: Physical and Numerical Aspects (International Geophysics)

Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Volume 101, Second Edition: Physical and Numerical Aspects (International Geophysics)

by Benoit Cushman-Roisin (Author), Jean-Marie Beckers (Author)
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This book provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply. It explores contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics, including the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.Combines both physical and numerical aspects of geophysical fluid dynamics into a single affordable volumeExplores contemporary topics such as the Greenhouse Effect, global warming and the El Nino Southern OscillationBiographical and historical notes at the ends of chapters trace the intellectual development of the fieldRecipient of the 2010 Wernaers Prize, awarded each year by the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium (FNR-FNRS).



52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics

52 Things You Should Know About Geophysics

by Matt Hall (Author), Matt Hall (Editor), Evan Bianco (Editor), Kara Turner (Editor)
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There is something for every subsurface professional in these fifty-two short essays by more than three dozen petroleum geoscientists. The roster includes some of the most prolific geophysicists of our time, as well as some recently qualified scientists. The topics are even more diverse, ranging from anisotropic media to pre-stack interpretation, and from stories of early seismic workstations to career advice for the future.



Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition)

Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition)

by Robert W. Christopherson (Author)
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Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s bestselling texts are known for meticulous attention to detail, currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and strong multimedia program. Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Eighth Edition is organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, presenting subjects in the same sequence in which they occur in nature—an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. Each chapter also includes strong learning tools and a structured learning path, with Key Learning Concepts presented at the start of the chapter, Key Learning Concepts Review at the end of the chapter, and Critical Thinking questions integrated throughout. Offering current examples and modern science within a one-of-a-kind Earth systems organization, Christopherson combines student-friendly writing, outstanding art, and a strong multimedia program for a truly unique physical geography experience. 



Seismic Amplitude: An Interpreter's Handbook

Seismic Amplitude: An Interpreter's Handbook

by Rob Simm (Author), Mike Bacon (Author)
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Seismic amplitudes yield key information on lithology and fluid fill, enabling interpretation of reservoir quality and likelihood of hydrocarbon presence. The modern seismic interpreter must be able to deploy a range of sophisticated geophysical techniques, such as seismic inversion, AVO (amplitude variation with offset), and rock physics modelling, as well as integrating information from other geophysical techniques and well data. This accessible, authoritative book provides a complete framework for seismic amplitude interpretation and analysis in a practical manner that allows easy application - independent of any commercial software products. Deriving from the authors' extensive industry expertise and experience of delivering practical courses on the subject, it guides the interpreter through each step, introducing techniques with practical observations and helping to evaluate interpretation confidence. Seismic Amplitude is an invaluable day-to-day tool for graduate students and industry professionals in geology, geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, and all subsurface disciplines making regular use of seismic data.



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