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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.



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.



Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, Volume 87, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, Volume 87, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

by John S. Lewis (Author)
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Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive survey of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of our own solar system. It covers current research in these areas and the planetary sciences that have benefited from both earth-based and spacecraft-based experimentation.

These experiments form the basis of this encyclopedic reference, which skillfully fuses synthesis and explanation. Detailed chapters review each of the major planetary bodies as well as asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals. Astronomers, physicists, and planetary scientists can use this state-of-the-art book for both research and teaching.

This Second Edition features extensive new material, including expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, spacecraft findings from Mars Pathfinder through Mars Odyssey 2001, recent reflections on brown dwarfs, and descriptions of planned NASA, ESA, and Japanese planetary missions.

* New edition features expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, the latest spacecraft findings from Mars, information about 100+ new discoveries of planets and stars, planned lunar and planetary missions, more end-of-chapter exercises, and more
* Includes extensive new material and is amply illustrated throughout
* Reviews each major planetary body, asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals



Physics of Sedimentology

Physics of Sedimentology

by Kenneth J. Hsü (Author), Kenneth J. Hsn (Author)
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  This textbook explains sedimentological processes via the fundamental physics that underlies the actual mechanisms involved. Demonstrates the applicability of fundamental principles, such as Newton's Three Laws of Motion, the Law of Conservation of Energy, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and of other physical relations in hydraulics and groundwater hydrology by discussions of natural processes which form sediments and sedimentary rocks. In this second edition several chapters have been updated and amended to reflect progress in the field



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.



Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, Volume 40 (International Geophysics)

Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, Volume 40 (International Geophysics)

by David G. Andrews (Author), Conway B. Leovy (Author), James R. Holton (Author)
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This book is intended for graduate students in middle atmosphere dynamics courses and will be useful to all research workers in meteorology, aeronomy, and atmospheric chemistry. Furthermore, many of the basic dynamical and physical processes discussed also have broad applicability in other branches of atmospheric dynamics, and will be of interest to those studying such areas as climate dynamics and planetary atmospheres.



Photogrammetry: Geometry from Images and Laser Scans (de Gruyter Textbook)

Photogrammetry: Geometry from Images and Laser Scans (de Gruyter Textbook)

by Karl Kraus (Author), Ian A. Harley (Translator), Stephen Kyle (Translator)
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This textbook deals with the basics and methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning which are used to determine the form and location of objects, with measurements provided by sensors placed in air planes as well as on terrestrial platforms. Many examples and exercises with solutions are included. Photogrammetry, Laserscanning.



An Introduction to Lightning

An Introduction to Lightning

by Vernon Cooray (Author)
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This book about lightning summarizes the essence of physics and effects of lightning in a non-technical manner and provides an up-to-date description of the phenomenon of lightning in simple language. Starting with the myths related to lightning, the reader is introduced to the mechanism of lightning flashes and their interactions with humans, human-made systems and Earth’s environment. Most of the available books on lightning are written for the experts in the field and there is a need for a book that introduces the undergraduate and beginning post graduate students to the subject of lightning and prepares them for more advanced books meant for the experts. This introductory book, which is based on a series of lectures given to undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering, is intended to fill this need. Tailored to the needs of university students who plan to study electrical engineering, meteorology, environmental or basic physics, it is also a valuable reference resource for laymen who are interested in knowing more on this phenomenon.



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 Chesapeake Bay Crater: Geology and Geophysics of a Late Eocene Submarine Impact Structure (Impact Studies)

The Chesapeake Bay Crater: Geology and Geophysics of a Late Eocene Submarine Impact Structure (Impact Studies)

by Wylie Poag (Author), Christian Koeberl (Author), Wolf Uwe Reimold (Author)
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The authors have synthesized 16 years of geological and geophysical studies which document an 85-km-wide impact crater buried 500 m beneath Chesapeake Bay in south eastern Virginia, USA. In doing so, they have integrated extensive seismic reflection profiling and deep core drilling to analyze the structure, morphology, gravimetrics, sedimentology, petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology of this submarine structure. Of special interest are a detailed comparison with other terrestrial and extraterrestrial craters, as well as a conceptual model and computer simulation of the impact. The extensive illustrations encompass more than 150 line drawings and core photographs.



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