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New Theory of the Earth

New Theory of the Earth

by Don L. Anderson (Author)
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New Theory of the Earth is an interdisciplinary advanced textbook on the origin, composition, and evolution of the Earth's interior: geophysics, geochemistry, dynamics, convection, mineralogy, volcanism, energetics and thermal history. This is the only book on the whole landscape of deep Earth processes which ties together all the strands of the subdisciplines. It is a complete update of Anderson's Theory of the Earth (1989). It includes many new sections and dozens of new figures and tables. As with the original book, this new edition will prove to be a stimulating textbook on advanced courses in geophysics, geochemistry, and planetary science, and supplementary textbook on a wide range of other advanced Earth science courses. It will also be an essential reference and resource for all researchers in the solid Earth sciences.



Studyguide for Marine Geology & Geophysics: A Derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences by (Editor)

Studyguide for Marine Geology & Geophysics: A Derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences by (Editor)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews (Author)
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests



Physics of Asymmetric Continuum: Extreme and Fracture Processes: Earthquake Rotation and Soliton Waves

Physics of Asymmetric Continuum: Extreme and Fracture Processes: Earthquake Rotation and Soliton Waves

by Roman Teisseyre (Editor), Hiroyuki Nagahama (Editor), Eugeniusz Majewski (Editor)
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Our new monograph has been inspired by the former one, Earthquake Source Asymmetry, Structural Media, and Rotation Effects (R. Teisseyre, M. Takeo, and E. Majewski, eds, Springer 2006). Some problems, c- cerned primarily but not exclusively with the basic theoretical nature, have appeared to us as worthy of further analysis. Thus, in the present mo- graph we intend to develop new theoretical approaches to the theory of continua that go far beyond the traditional seismological applications. We also try to present the links between the experimental data, the observed rotational seismic waves, and their theoretical evaluation and description. In addition, we consider the basic point motions and deformations, and we intend to find the invariant forms to describe such point motions. We believe that there must exist the basic equations for all point motions and deformations, and we derive such relations within a frame of a continuum theory. Thus, in the considered standard asymmetric theory, we include relations not only for the displacement velocities but also for a spin motion and basic point deformations as well. We include here the axial point - formation and twist point deformation represented by the string-string and string-membrane motions. A twist vector is defined here as a vector p- pendicular to the string-string plane and representing its magnitude. It - comes an important counterpart to spin and a key to the presented theory. We show in the forthcoming chapters that the twist motion describes the oscillations of shear axes.



Canon of Insolation and the Ice-Age Problem

Canon of Insolation and the Ice-Age Problem

by Milankovic (Milankovitch) Milutin (Author)

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The original edition of "The Canon" was published in German (1941). It was translated into Serbian (1997), into English in Jerusalem (1969), and finally into English in Belgrade (1998). The present review is based on Balgrade translation edited by the Textbook Publishing Company, Belgrade. The book has 634 pages, 57 illustrations, 28 tables and 1338 equations.This paper it seeks to give a general overview of Milankovich s accomplishments. the aacount does not follow the historical order of his discoveries, but the order as they appear in "The Canon". The translations quoted in this paper are from the English edition of 1998. "The Canon" was an interdisciplinary, work between mathematics, astronomy, geophysics and geology. With astronomical methods, Milankovich solved the problems of the secular perturbations in the movements of the Earth; with geophysical methods he solved the law of the Earth s insolation: while with geological methods he studied succession and the history of Quaternary glaciations.



General Relativity: With Applications to Astrophysics (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)

General Relativity: With Applications to Astrophysics (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)

by Norbert Straumann (Author)
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The foundations are thoroughly developed together with the required mathematical background from differential geometry developed in Part III. The author also discusses the tests of general relativity in detail, including binary pulsars, with much space is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to neutron stars and to the basic laws of black-hole physics. This well-structured text and reference enables readers to easily navigate through the various sections as best matches their backgrounds and perspectives, whether mathematical, physical or astronomical. Very applications oriented, the text includes very recent results, such as the supermassive black-hole in our galaxy and first double pulsar system



Groundwater Geophysics: A Tool for Hydrogeology

Groundwater Geophysics: A Tool for Hydrogeology

by Reinhard Kirsch (Editor)
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Edited by Reinhard Kirsch, this book demonstrates the use of geophysics for the detection and delineation of groundwater resources. As well as being an excellent reference, it could also be used as a textbook. An addition to the bookshelf of any geophysicist.



Storm and Cloud Dynamics, Volume 99, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

Storm and Cloud Dynamics, Volume 99, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

by William R. Cotton (Author), George Bryan (Author), Susan C. van den Heever (Author)
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This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.* Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, as well as post-graduate 



Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Fluid Flows, Volume 67 (International Geophysics)

Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Fluid Flows, Volume 67 (International Geophysics)

by Lakshmi H. Kantha (Author), Carol Anne Clayson (Author)
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While ocean waves are the most visible example of oceanic mixing processes, this macroscale mixing process represents but one end of the spectrum of mixing processes operating in the ocean. At the scale of a typical phytoplanktoic diatom or larval fish inhabiting these seas, the most important mixing processes occur on the molecular scale - at the scale of turbulence. Physical-biological interactions at this scale are of paramount importance to the productivity of the seas (fisheries) and the heat balance that controls large scale ocean climate phenomena such as El Niño and tornadoes. This book grew out of the need for a comprehensive treatment of the diverse elements of geophysical fluid flow at the microscale. Kantha and Clayson have arranged a logial exposition of the various mixing processes operating within and between the oceans and its boundaries with the atmosphere and ocean floor. The authors' intent is to develop a volume that would provide a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental elements of ocean mixing so that students, academics, and professional fluid dynamicists and oceanographers can access this essential information from one source. This volume will serve as both a valuable reference tool for mathematically inclined limnologists, oceanographers and fluid modelers.
* Simple models of oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers are discussed
* Comprehensive and up-to-date review
* Useful for graduate level course
* Essential for modeling the oceans and the atmosphere
* Color Plates



Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

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



Coral Reefs (Ecosystems of the World)

Coral Reefs (Ecosystems of the World)

by Z. Dubinsky (Editor)
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Over the last three decades, coral-reef study has advanced rapidly, widening our understanding of their functional intricacy. These finely- tuned ecosystems have been exposed to many perils as a result of tourist pressure, anthropogenic eutrophication and pollution. A better understanding of coral reefs is therefore essential to their survival.

This volume is built around the key problems underlying the understanding of the structure and function of coral reefs as ecosystems. In each of these research fronts, former accomplishments are summarized and evaluated, and likely future foci are identified. Special attention is given to the interrelations of the different problems and processes which are important properties of these systems.

Coverage is given of recent advances in the understanding of the ways in which abiotic forces - like hydromechanics, light and nutrient regimes - have shaped the evolution and development of coral reefs. The roles of the various organisms that make up the reef community, in the harvesting, assimilation and transformation of energy and in the uptake, storage and recycling of nutrients, are analyzed. The ways to conserve coral reefs in the face of the increasing impact of various anthropogenic stresses are evaluated.

This will be the central reference work for specialists and advanced students, active in all aspects of coral-reef research, and will provide them with a balanced, stimulating view of the many facets of contemporary coral-reef science.





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