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Fundamentals of Geophysics

Fundamentals of Geophysics

by William Lowrie (Author)
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This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science. Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students. This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader's understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521859028.



Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)

Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)

by John M. Wallace (Author), Peter V. Hobbs (Author)
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Wallace and Hobbs' original edition of Atmospheric Science helped define the field nearly 30 years ago, and has served as the cornerstone for most university curriculums. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries and technologies, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving.

Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, has been completely revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system,climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. They have also developed several online materials for instructors who adopt the text.

With its thorough coverage of the fundamentals, clear explanations, and extensive updates, Wallace & Hobbs' Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, is the essential first step in educating today's atmospheric scientists.

* Full-color satellite imagery and cloud photographs illustrate principles throughout
* Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises emphasize the application of basic physical principles to problems in the atmospheric sciences
* Biographical footnotes summarize the lives and work of scientists mentioned in the text, and provide students with a sense of the long history of meteorology
* Companion website encourages more advanced exploration of text topics: supplementary information, images, and bonus exercises



Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface

Exploration Geophysics of the Shallow Subsurface

by Robert H. Burger (Author), Henry Robert Burger (Author), H. Robert Burger (Author)
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This book focuses on the methods and techniques of shallow surface geophysical exploration. It weighs the relative utility of various methods, including siesmic methods, the new techniques of refraction seismology, electrical resistivity and microgravity investigations, and details their application to exploration at shallow depths. Applications to shallow and deep survey are elucidated, compared and contrasted. Throughout, the book presents examples, case histories and computer programs for the Macintosh designed to help the reader gain hands-on experience of shallow target exploration. In addition, spreadsheet templates that support data reduction techniques are included, with instructions on how to access the templates, change cell values and study the effects. This book should be of use to professionals and researchers in the area of exploration geophysics.



Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface

Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface

by H. Robert Burger (Author), Anne F. Sheehan (Author), Craig H. Jones (Author)
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Introduction to Applied Geophysics covers the fundamental principles and common methods of exploration geophysics, preparing students for field study of the shallow subsurface. Offering a chapter on each of the most common methods of exploration, the text explains in detail how each method is performed and discusses that method’s geologic, engineering, and environmental applications. In addition to ample examples, illustrations, and applications throughout, each chapter concludes with a problem set. The text is also accompanied by the Field Geophysics Software Suite, an innovative CD-ROM that allows students to experiment with refraction and reflection seismology, gravity, magnetics, electrical resistivity, and ground-penetrating radar methods of exploration.



Practical Seismic Data Analysis

Practical Seismic Data Analysis

by Hua-Wei Zhou (Author)
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This modern introduction to seismic data processing in both exploration and global geophysics demonstrates practical applications through real data and tutorial examples. The underlying physics and mathematics of the various seismic analysis methods are presented, giving students an appreciation of their limitations and potential for creating models of the sub-surface. Designed for a one-semester course, this textbook discusses key techniques within the context of the world's ever increasing need for petroleum and mineral resources - equipping upper undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need for a career in industry. Examples presented throughout the text allow students to compare different methods and can be demonstrated using the instructor's software of choice. Exercises at the end of sections enable students to check their understanding and put the theory into practice and are complemented by solutions for instructors and additional case study examples online to complete the learning package.



Introduction to Seismology

Introduction to Seismology

by Peter M. Shearer (Author)
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This book provides an approachable and concise introduction to seismic theory, designed as a first course for undergraduate students. It clearly explains the fundamental concepts, emphasizing intuitive understanding over lengthy derivations. Incorporating over 30% new material, this second edition includes all the topics needed for a one-semester course in seismology. Additional material has been added throughout including numerical methods, 3-D ray tracing, earthquake location, attenuation, normal modes, and receiver functions. The chapter on earthquakes and source theory has been extensively revised and enlarged, and now includes details on non-double-couple sources, earthquake scaling, radiated energy, and finite slip inversions. Each chapter includes worked problems and detailed exercises that give students the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to compute results of interest and to illustrate the Earth's seismic properties. Computer subroutines and datasets for use in the exercises are available at www.cambridge.org/shearer.



Biological Oceanography: An Introduction, Second Edition

Biological Oceanography: An Introduction, Second Edition

by Carol Lalli (Author), Timothy R. Parsons (Author)
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This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book.



The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems.

The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments.

This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330.

A leading undergraduate text
New chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subject
Expanded colour plate section




Earth's Dynamic Systems (10th Edition)

Earth's Dynamic Systems (10th Edition)

by W. Kenneth Hamblin (Author), Eric H. Christiansen (Author)
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For Introductory courses in Physical or Introductory Geology found in departments of Geology, Earth Science, or Physical Science. Significantly revised to be an optimum learning tool, the Tenth Edition of Earth's Dynamic Systems maintains its solid coverage of the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. Boasting a new, highly accessible four-part organization, this renowned text fulfills the needs of professors with current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to look at the world as geologists do.



Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications (Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics)

Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications (Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics)

by Professor Alik Ismail-Zadeh (Editor), Professor Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi (Editor), Professor Andrzej Kijko (Editor), Professor Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (Editor), Professor Ilya Zaliapin (Editor)
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This book presents a unique, interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, combining cutting-edge natural science and social science methodologies. Bringing together leading scientists, policy makers and practitioners from around the world, it presents the risks of global hazards such as volcanoes, seismic events, landslides, hurricanes, precipitation floods and space weather, and provides real-world hazard case studies from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific region. Avoiding complex mathematics, the authors provide insight into topics such as the vulnerability of society, disaster risk reduction policy, relations between disaster policy and climate change, adaptation to hazards, and (re)insurance approaches to extreme events. This is a key resource for academic researchers and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines linked to hazard and risk studies, including geophysics, volcanology, hydrology, atmospheric science, geomorphology, oceanography and remote sensing, and for professionals and policy makers working in disaster prevention and mitigation.



Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, Second Edition

Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, Second Edition

by Richard C. Aster (Author), Brian Borchers (Author), Clifford H. Thurber (Author)
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Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, 2e provides geoscience students and professionals with answers to common questions like how one can derive a physical model from a finite set of observations containing errors, and how one may determine the quality of such a model. This book takes on these fundamental and challenging problems, introducing students and professionals to the broad range of approaches that lie in the realm of inverse theory. The authors present both the underlying theory and practical algorithms for solving inverse problems. The authors' treatment is appropriate for geoscience graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a basic working knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, 2e  introduces readers to both Classical and Bayesian approaches to linear and nonlinear problems with particular attention paid to computational, mathematical, and statistical issues related to their application to geophysical problems. The textbook includes Appendices covering essential linear algebra, statistics, and notation in the context of the subject. A companion website features computational examples (including all examples contained in the textbook) and useful subroutines using MATLAB.Includes appendices for review of needed concepts in linear, statistics, and vector calculus.Companion website contains comprehensive MATLAB code for all examples, which readers can reproduce, experiment with, and modify.Online instructor's guide helps professors teach, customize exercises, and select homework problemsAccessible to students and professionals without a highly specialized mathematical background.



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