International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering Seismology

Author: William H.K. Lee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489230
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The two volume International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology represents the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior's (IASPEI) ambition to provide a comprehensive overview of our present knowledge of earthquakes and seismology. This state-of-the-art work is the only reference to cover all aspects of seismology--a "resource library" for civil and structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and industry around the globe. Part B, by more than 100 leading researchers from major institutions of science around the globe, features 34 chapters detailing strong-motion seismology, earthquake engineering, quake prediction and hazards mitigation, as well as detailed reports from more than 40 nations. Also available is The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part A. Authoritative articles by more than 100 leading scientists Extensive glossary of terminology plus 2000+ biographical sketches of notable seismologists

Grundlagen der angewandten Geophysik Seismik Gravimetrie

Author: Christoph Clauser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662553104
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Dieses Buch vermittelt einen Einstieg in die geophysikalischen Erkundungsmethoden Seismik und Gravimetrie. Es erklärt, wie elastische Wellen und Unterschiede der Gesteinsdichte zur Sichtbarmachung von Strukturen im Untergrund genutzt werden können. Das Kapitel Seismik erläutert zunächst die Elastizität von Gesteinen und die verschiedenen Typen elastischer Wellen und deren Ausbreitung. Es folgt eine Einführung in die digitale Verarbeitung seismischer Signale, in der die Konzepte der Fourier-, Z-, Radon- und Wavelet-Transformationen erläutert werden ebenso wie die Anwendung von Methoden der Konvolution, Dekonvolution, Kreuz- und Autokorrelation auf seismische Daten. Aufbauend auf diesen theoretischen Grundlagen erfahren Sie, wie mittels Durchschallung mit seismischen Wellen Strukturen des Untergrunds tomografisch sichtbar gemacht werden können. Hierauf folgt eine Einführung in die Techniken der Reflexions- und Refraktionsseismik die erläutert, wie die jeweiligen Datensätze bearbeitet, interpretiert und veranschaulicht werden. Das Kapitel Gravimetrie fasst zunächst zusammen, wie man Schwerebeschleunigungen aus Schwerepotenzialen berechnet und wie das optimal an das Schwerefeld der Erde angepasste Rotationsellipsoid definiert ist. Abweichungen hiervon sind die gesuchten Schwereanomalien, die Rückschlüsse auf Strukturen im Untergrund erlauben. Ihre Identifizierung erfordert eine Reihe von Korrekturen und Reduktionen, die ausführlich erläutert werden. Abschließend erfahren Sie, wie Schweredaten interpretiert werden können - vom Vergleich mit der Schwerewirkung einfacher Modellkörper über Fourier- und Wavelet-Analyse bis hin zu dreidimensionalen Modell- und Inversionsrechnungen. Dieses Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Lehrbuch für Bachelor-Studierende der Geophysik und der Geowissenschaften im Allgemeinen, sowohl zur Begleitung einer Vorlesung als auch zum Selbststudium. Aufgaben mit durchgerechneten Antworten helfen zur Überprüfung des erlangten Verständnisses.

Environmental Magnetism

Author: Mark Evans
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080505783
Format: PDF, ePub
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Magnetism is important in environmental studies for several reasons, the two most fundamental being that most substances exhibit some form of magnetic behavior, and that iron is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust. Once sequestered in a suitable material, magnetic particles constitute a natural archive of conditions existing in former times. Magnetism provides a tracer of paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental conditions and processes. Environmental Magnetism details the occurrence and uses of magnetic materials in the natural environment. The first half of the volume describes the basic principles. The second half discusses the applications of magnetic measurements in various environmental settings on land, in lakes, in the ocean, and even various biological organisms. * Material is broadly applicable to environmental studies * Case histories illustrate key points * Extensive bibliography makes further research quick and easy

Atmosphere Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Author: John Marshall
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080556703
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students * Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web * Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments * Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.

Extreme Environmental Events

Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441976949
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Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change,, and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena.

Nonlinear Ocean Waves and the Inverse Scattering Transform

Author: Alfred Osborne
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080925103
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For more than 200 years, the Fourier Transform has been one of the most important mathematical tools for understanding the dynamics of linear wave trains. Nonlinear Ocean Waves and the Inverse Scattering Transform presents the development of the nonlinear Fourier analysis of measured space and time series, which can be found in a wide variety of physical settings including surface water waves, internal waves, and equatorial Rossby waves. This revolutionary development will allow hyperfast numerical modelling of nonlinear waves, greatly advancing our understanding of oceanic surface and internal waves. Nonlinear Fourier analysis is based upon a generalization of linear Fourier analysis referred to as the inverse scattering transform, the fundamental building block of which is a generalized Fourier series called the Riemann theta function. Elucidating the art and science of implementing these functions in the context of physical and time series analysis is the goal of this book. Presents techniques and methods of the inverse scattering transform for data analysis Geared toward both the introductory and advanced reader venturing further into mathematical and numerical analysis Suitable for classroom teaching as well as research