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Geochemistry

Geochemistry

by William M. White (Author)
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemical toolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of modern geochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs. These basic concepts are then applied to understanding processes in aqueous systems and the behavior of trace elements in magmatic systems.  Subsequent chapters introduce radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry and illustrate their application to such diverse topics as determining geologic time, ancient climates, and the diets of prehistoric peoples. The focus then broadens to the formation of the solar system, the Earth, and the elements themselves. Then the composition of the Earth itself becomes the topic, examining the composition of the core, the mantle, and the crust and exploring how this structure originated. A final chapter covers organic chemistry, including the origin of fossil fuels and the carbon cycle’s role in controlling Earth’s climate, both in the geologic past and the rapidly changing present. Geochemistry is essential reading for all earth science students,  as well as for researchers and applied scientists  who require an introduction to the essential theory of geochemistry, and a survey of its applications in the earth and environmental sciences. Additional resources can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/white/geochemistry 



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.



Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS: A User's Guide

Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS: A User's Guide

by Nicolas Remy (Author), Alexandre Boucher (Author), Jianbing Wu (Author)
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The Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) is an open-source computer package for solving problems involving spatially related variables. It provides geostatistics practitioners with a user-friendly interface, an interactive 3-D visualization, and a wide selection of algorithms. This practical book provides a step-by-step guide to using SGeMS algorithms. It explains the underlying theory, demonstrates their implementation, discusses their potential limitations, and helps the user make an informed decision about the choice of one algorithm over another. Users can complete complex tasks using the embedded scripting language, and new algorithms can be developed and integrated through the SGeMS plug-in mechanism. SGeMS was the first software to provide algorithms for multiple-point statistics, and the book presents a discussion of the corresponding theory and applications. Incorporating the full SGeMS software (now available from www.cambridge.org/9781107403246), this book is a useful user-guide for Earth Science graduates and researchers, as well as practitioners of environmental mining and petroleum engineering.



The Earth System (3rd Edition)

The Earth System (3rd Edition)

by Lee R. Kump (Author), James F. Kasting (Author), Robert G. Crane (Author)
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The first book of its kind to address the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth System offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth's history that may guide decision-making in the future. The authors' systems theory approach looks holistically at all that happens on Earth and the interactions of all that is here—such as the effect of weather on land, the effect of erosion on the ocean, the chemical changes that occur—and emphasizes that these processes do not happen in a vacuum. An emphasis on global change addresses such modern issues as global warming, ozone depletion, and biodiversity loss.A variety of boxed inserts address topical issues related to the material presented, giving readers appealing visual and highlighted aids.
Global Change; Daisyworld: An Introduction to Systems; Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse Effect; The Atmospheric Circulation System; The Circulation of the Oceans; The Cryosphere; Circulation of the Solid Earth: Plate Tectonics; Recycling of the Elements; Focus on the Biota: Metabolism, Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Origin of the Earth and of Life; Effect of Life on the Atmosphere: The Rise of Oxygen and Ozone; Long-Term Climate Regulation; Biodiversity Through Earth History; Pleistocene Glaciations; Global Warming, Part 1: The Scientific Evidence; Global Warming, Part 2: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation; Ozone Depletion; Human Threats to Biodiversity; Climate Stability on Earth and Earth-Like Planets.
A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about Earth processes to become a more well-informed consumer.





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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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.



Seawater, Second Edition: Its Composition, Properties and Behaviour

Seawater, Second Edition: Its Composition, Properties and Behaviour

by Open University (Author)
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'Seawater' has been substantially updated in this second edition to take account of recent developments in marine science. Sections dealing with difficult physical and chemical concepts have been developed on the basis of feedback from the first edition, making this an ideal learning tool for oceanography students.


Chapter 1 summarizes the special properties of water and the role of the oceans in the hydraulic cycle. The distribution of temperature and salinity in the oceans and how they influence water density and movements is then discussed. Light and sound in seawater are considered next, along with some uses of acoustics. These are followed by an examination of the composition and behaviour of dissolved constituents, including such topics as residence times, the control of pH, and redox relationships.

Finally, the history of seawater and its role in global cycles is reviewed, with special reference to climatic change and the CO2 problem.




The Physics of Atmospheres

The Physics of Atmospheres

by John T. Houghton (Author)
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This third edition of John Houghton's acclaimed textbook has been brought completely up-to-date, with several new chapters. Like the previous editions, this is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric science.



An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

by David G. Andrews (Author)
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A quantitative introduction to the Earth's atmosphere for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on underlying physical principles. This edition has been brought completely up-to-date, and now includes a new chapter on the physics of climate change which builds upon material introduced in earlier chapters, giving the student a broad understanding of some of the physical concepts underlying this most important and topical subject. In contrast to many other books on atmospheric science, the emphasis is on the underlying physics. Atmospheric applications are developed mainly in the problems given at the end of each chapter. The book is an essential resource for all students of atmospheric physics as part of an atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, Earth science, planetary science, or applied mathematics course.



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