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An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet

An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet

by Nick Rogers (Author), Stephen Blake (Author), Kevin Burton (Author), Mike Widdowson (Author), Ian Parkinson (Author), Nigel Harris (Author)
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This is the first undergraduate textbook to fully integrate results from geophysics, geochemistry, and petrology to describe the structure, composition, and dynamic processes that operate throughout the solid Earth. It presents an Earth system science approach to studies of the Earth's interior and develops a global view of solid Earth cycles to explain geodynamic and plate tectonic processes. This book initially explores the formation and evolution of the early Earth, then considers the operative forces for plate tectonic movements at the Earth's surface, and finally discusses global cycles within the deep Earth and their effect on the surface environment. Interactions between the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, and their influence at and beneath the Earth's surface are examined in detail. This textbook thus provides a concise yet extensive coverage of the solid Earth. Written for intermediate undergraduates, it includes a wealth of features to support student learning at this level.



Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB

Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB

by Reza Malek-Madani (Author)
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Accessible to advanced undergraduate students, Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB® demonstrates how to use the basic tenets of multivariate calculus to derive the governing equations of fluid dynamics in a rotating frame. It also explains how to use linear algebra and partial differential equations (PDEs) to solve basic initial-boundary value problems that have become the hallmark of physical oceanography. The book makes the most of MATLAB’s matrix algebraic functions, differential equation solvers, and visualization capabilities. Focusing on the interplay between applied mathematics and geophysical fluid dynamics, the text presents fundamental analytical and computational tools necessary for modeling ocean currents. In physical oceanography, the fluid flows of interest occur on a planet that rotates; this rotation can balance the forces acting on the fluid particles in such a delicate fashion to produce exquisite phenomena, such as the Gulf Stream, the Jet Stream, and internal waves. It is precisely because of the role that rotation plays in oceanography that the field is fundamentally different from the rectilinear fluid flows typically observed and measured in laboratories. Much of this text discusses how the existence of the Gulf Stream can be explained by the proper balance among the Coriolis force, wind stress, and molecular frictional forces. Through the use of MATLAB, the author takes a fresh look at advanced topics and fundamental problems that define physical oceanography today. The projects in each chapter incorporate a significant component of MATLAB programming. These projects can be used as capstone projects or honors theses for students inclined to pursue a special project in applied mathematics.



The Finite-Difference Modelling of Earthquake Motions: Waves and Ruptures

The Finite-Difference Modelling of Earthquake Motions: Waves and Ruptures

by Professor Peter Moczo (Author), Dr Jozef Kristek (Author), Dr Martin Gális (Author)
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Among all the numerical methods in seismology, the finite-difference (FD) technique provides the best balance of accuracy and computational efficiency. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to FD and its applications to earthquake motion. Using a systematic tutorial approach, the book requires only undergraduate degree-level mathematics and provides a user-friendly explanation of the relevant theory. It explains FD schemes for solving wave equations and elastodynamic equations of motion in heterogeneous media, and provides an introduction to the rheology of viscoelastic and elastoplastic media. It also presents an advanced FD time-domain method for efficient numerical simulations of earthquake ground motion in realistic complex models of local surface sedimentary structures. Accompanied by a suite of online resources to help put the theory into practice, this is a vital resource for professionals and academic researchers using numerical seismological techniques, and graduate students in earthquake seismology, computational and numerical modelling, and applied mathematics.



Physical Geodesy

Physical Geodesy

by Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof (Author), Helmut Moritz (Author)
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"Physical Geodesy", published in 1967, has for many years been considered as the standard introduction to its field. The enormous progress since then has required a complete reworking. While basic material has been retained other parts are completely updated. However, there is a seamless welding of new ideas and methods (GPS, satellites, collocation). Highlights include: emphasis on global integration of geometry and gravity, a simplified approach to Molodensky's theory without integral equations, and a general combination of all geodetic data by least-squares collocation. In the second edition minor mistakes have been corrected.



Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

by G. M. Anderson (Author)
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Thermodynamics of Natural Systems



Basic Methods of Structural Geology

Basic Methods of Structural Geology

by Stephen Marshak (Author), Gautum Mitra (Author)
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Complete coverage of all the basic topics of structural geology.



The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics

The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics

by C. M. R. Fowler (Author)
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Geophysics is a broad subject that encompasses not only the physics of the Earth, but also the physics of the atmosphere and oceans. The heart of geophysics, however, is the theory of the solid Earth. The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the study of modern physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior. The book begins with a brief historical introduction to developments in geophysics. The next chapter discusses the important theory of plate tectonics, and is followed logically by a chapter on geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism. Subsequent chapters deal with the subjects of seismology, gravity, radioactivity and the age of the Earth and heat flow in the Earth. The book concludes with chapters on the physics of the oceanic and continental lithospheres. The emphasis throughout the discussion is on basic physical principles rather than instrumentation or data handling. Many helpful worked examples are given in the text, and, in addition, there are problems of various degrees of difficulty at the end of each chapter. Appendices explain more advanced mathematical topics and theories of seismology for mathematically inclined students.



e-Study Guide for: The Rock Physics Handbook: Tools for Seismic Analysis of Porous Media: Earth sciences, Geophysics

e-Study Guide for: The Rock Physics Handbook: Tools for Seismic Analysis of Porous Media: Earth sciences, Geophysics

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9780521861366. Study guide to accompany The Rock Physics Handbook: Tools for Seismic Analysis of Porous Media, textbook by Gary Mavko. Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 provides the textbook outlines, highlights, and practice quizzes.



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.



Blind Equalization and System Identification: Batch Processing Algorithms, Performance and Applications (Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing)

Blind Equalization and System Identification: Batch Processing Algorithms, Performance and Applications (Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing)

by Chong-Yung Chi (Author), Chih-Chun Feng (Author), Chii-Horng Chen (Author), Ching-Yung Chen (Author)
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The absence of training signals from many kinds of transmission necessitates the widespread use of blind equalization and system identification. There have been many algorithms developed for these purposes, working with one- or two-dimensional signals and with single-input single-output or multiple-input multiple-output, real or complex systems. It is now time for a unified treatment of this subject, pointing out the common characteristics of these algorithms as well as learning from their different perspectives. "Blind Equalization and System Identification" provides such a unified treatment presenting theory, performance analysis, simulation, implementation and applications. This is a textbook for graduate courses in discrete-time random processes, statistical signal processing, and blind equalization and system identification. It contains material which will also interest researchers and engineers working in digital communications, source separation, speech processing, and other, similar applications.



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