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Physics of the Earth

Physics of the Earth

by Frank D. Stacey (Author), Paul M. Davis (Author)
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The fourth edition of Physics of the Earth maintains the original philosophy of this classic graduate textbook on fundamental solid earth geophysics, while being completely revised, updated, and restructured into a more modular format to make individual topics even more accessible. Building on the success of previous editions, which have served generations of students and researchers for nearly forty years, this new edition will be an invaluable resource for graduate students looking for the necessary physical and mathematical foundations to embark on their own research careers in geophysics. Several completely new chapters have been added and a series of appendices, presenting fundamental data and advanced mathematical concepts, and an extensive reference list, are provided as tools to aid readers wishing to pursue topics beyond the level of the book. Over 140 student exercises of varying levels of difficulty are also included, and full solutions are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521873628.



Sea Floor Spreading and Continental Drift (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)

Sea Floor Spreading and Continental Drift (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)

by J. Coulomb (Author), R.W. Tanner (Translator)
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Studies of the magnetic anomalies paralleling ocean ridges have furnished partisans of continental drift with decisive arguments. To take stock of this important question, my colleague Thellier and I decided in the early summer of 1967 to make it the subject of the annual seminar on Earth physics for the school year 1967-68. Although research was still developing rapidly, the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics held in Switzerland in September, particularly some of the meetings in Zurich under the auspices of the International Committee for the Upper Mantle, appeared to confirm that we had made no important omissions. At the con­ clusion of the seminar, where I had been responsible for most of the lectures, I resolved to write the present volume for the non-specialized scientific reader. The project turned out to be a good deal more ambitious than I had thought. It is quite an undertaking nowadays to try to survey a rapidly growing subject, first of all because of the difficulty of gathering material; publication delays are now nearing one year, with the result that specialists communicate largely through a selective distribution of reports, as well as verbally in frequent colloquia. I warmly thank those who helped me in getting unpublished literature, especially Xavier Le Pichon. Even so, some essential work came to my knowledge only lately.



Geophysics of the Solid Earth, the Moon and the Planets (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - ... / Geophysics) (English and German Edition)

Geophysics of the Solid Earth, the Moon and the Planets (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - ... / Geophysics) (English and German Edition)

by D.L. Anderson (Author), P. Brosche (Author), F.H. Busse (Author), A.M. Dziewonski (Author), E. Groten (Author), R. von Herzen (Author), I. Jackson (Author), P. Janle (Author), H.-G. Kahle (Author), H. Mälzer (Author), R. Meissner (Author), G. Müller (Author), C. Prodehl (Author), L. Rybach (Author), G. Schneider (Author), J. Sündermann (Author), H. Wänke (Author), H. Wilhelm (Author), W. Zürn (Author)
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Geophysics of the Solid Earth, the Moon and the Planets (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - ... / Geophysics) (English and German Edition)

Geophysics of the Solid Earth, the Moon and the Planets (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - ... / Geophysics) (English and German Edition)

by W. Bosum (Author), F.H. Busse (Author), D.S. Chapman (Author), H.G. Gierloff-Emden (Author), V. Haak (Author), H. Hagedorn (Author), W.R. Jacoby (Author), E.A. Lubimova (Author), R. Pucher (Author), H. Roeser (Author), U. Schmucker (Author), H. Soffel (Author), F.D. Stacey (Author), D. Voppel (Author)
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Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes, Second Edition

Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes, Second Edition

by Open University (Author)
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Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the Open University series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography.



The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After outlining the sources of sediment supply to the oceans, some theoretical aspects of sediment movement and deposition by currents are considered. After looking at wave action in the littoral zone, the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries and deltas are explored. The final chapter provides an overview of shelf processes.

This is a vital book for all oceanography undergraduate students worldwide.



Easy to use question and answer format
Full colour illustrations throughout
35-40% revised and extended from 1st edition




Geology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Geology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David A. Rothery (Author)
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Written by David Rothery, who is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.



Source Mechanisms of Earthquakes: Theory and Practice

Source Mechanisms of Earthquakes: Theory and Practice

by Agustín Udías (Author), Raúl Madariaga (Author), Elisa Buforn (Author)
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This book presents an innovative new approach to studying source mechanisms of earthquakes, combining theory and observation in a unified methodology, with a key focus on the mechanics governing fault failures. It explains source mechanisms by building from fundamental concepts such as the equations of elasticity theory to more advanced problems including dislocation theory, kinematic models and fracture dynamics. The theory is presented first in student-friendly form using consistent notation throughout, and with full, detailed mathematical derivations that enable students to follow each step. Later chapters explain the widely-used practical modelling methods for source mechanism determination, linking clearly to the theoretical foundations, and highlighting the processing of digital seismological data. Providing a unique balance between application techniques and theory, this is an ideal guide for graduate students and researchers in seismology, tectonophysics, geodynamics and geomechanics, and a valuable practical resource for professionals working in seismic hazard assessment and seismic engineering.



Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 100, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 100, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

by Daniel S. Wilks (Author)
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Praise for the First Edition:
"I recommend this book, without hesitation, as either a reference or course text...Wilks' excellent book provides a thorough base in applied statistical methods for atmospheric sciences."--BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society)

Fundamentally, statistics is concerned with managing data and making inferences and forecasts in the face of uncertainty. It should not be surprising, therefore, that statistical methods have a key role to play in the atmospheric sciences. It is the uncertainty in atmospheric behavior that continues to move research forward and drive innovations in atmospheric modeling and prediction.

This revised and expanded text explains the latest statistical methods that are being used to describe, analyze, test and forecast atmospheric data. It features numerous worked examples, illustrations, equations, and exercises with separate solutions. Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, Second Edition will help advanced students and professionals understand and communicate what their data sets have to say, and make sense of the scientific literature in meteorology, climatology, and related disciplines.

* Presents and explains techniques used in atmospheric data summarization, analysis, testing, and forecasting
* Features numerous worked examples and exercises
* Covers Model Output Statistic (MOS) with an introduction to the Kalman filter, an approach that tolerates frequent model changes
* Includes a detailed section on forecast verification
New in this Edition:
* Expanded treatment of resampling tests and coverage of key analysis techniques
* Updated treatment of ensemble forecasting
* Edits and revisions throughout the text plus updated references



Seabed Seismic Techniques: QC And Data Processing Keys

Seabed Seismic Techniques: QC And Data Processing Keys

by JimArts

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It has been difficult coming across books that deal specifically on the subject of seabed seismic, be it in data acquisition or data processing. In this book we dwell mostly on Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC) and Ocean Bottom Node (OBN), with receivers placed on the seabed- hydrophones to measure pressure in water (p-waves), geophones or accelerometers to measure vertical particle motion (p-waves) and horizontal particle motion (s-waves). The discussion is mainly on four components (4C) which more or less covers other multi-component seismic techniques. Whether you are used to the term OBC, OBN, OBS or multi-component seismic, you will find this book beneficial as a text book or as a reference material. The book will be valuable to professionals, executives, students and teachers. It is divided into four chapters, the first three chapters ending with a set of exercises that will be of tremendous help within the academic environment.

The first chapter is an introduction which starts with explaining in general terms, what seabed seismic is and gives its advantages over conventional marine seismic methods. Specific experiences or implementation of seabed seismic methods in some oil fields are given. In chapter 2, some basic signal properties are given, the PS converted wave process explained and the common conversion point (CCP) approximation formula derived. Basic acquisition techniques of seabed seismic are treated, including topics like sensor orientation, CCP binning and shear wave splitting. P-wave to S-wave velocity ratio (Gamma) is explained. The fundamentals of QC and processing of seabed seismic data are treated in Chapter 3 where two model processing work-flows are showcased to explain the fundamental processing keys for a multicomponent seismic data. The improvement in seabed seismic technology has not been without hurdles. Some of the challenges facing this technology are treated in Chapter 4.




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