|The Excitation and Propagation of Elastic Waves (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)
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Author: J. A. Hudson
This paperback edition of Dr Hudson's advanced textbook presents the theory of small disturbances propagating through solids. The material is set out carefully in mathematical detail. The linearised theory of elasticity has now been replaced by a more fundamental approach based on a generalised theory of continuum mechanics. Despite this change of emphasis in solid mechanics there remain important areas of physics in which the linear theory is clearly of fundamental importance, especially in seismology, noise analysis and the non-destructive testing of materials. This is a textbook suitable for advanced undergraduates in a variety of disciplines, including applied mathematics, applied physics, geophysics and structural and civil engineering. The book is of particular interest to seismologists and physicists engaged in non-destructive testing.
|Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics
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Author: Donald L. Turcotte
Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications and introduces the fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics. In this new edition, Turcotte expands coverage of self-organized criticality and includes statistics and time series to provide a broad background for the reader. Topics include drainage networks and erosion, floods, earthquakes, mineral and petroleum resources, fragmentation, mantle convection, and magnetic field generation. The author introduces all concepts at the lowest possible level of mathematics consistent with their understanding, so that the reader requires only a background in basic physics and mathematics. He includes problems for the reader to solve. This book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in complex natural phenomena.
|Free Oscillations of the Earth (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)
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|Geodesy and Physics of the Earth: Geodetic Contributions to Geodynamics : 7th International Symposium "Geodesy and Physics of the Earth" : Potsdam, (International Association of Geodesy Symposia)
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Author: Germany) International Symposium Geodesy and Physics of the Earth (2nd : 1973 : Potsdam
The investigation of the kinematics and dynamics of the Earth has achieved remarkable progresses in the last decades in understanding and explaining a large variety of geo- dynamical, geophysical and geological phenomena. The impact of increasingly precise geodetic space-time measurements and analyses have much contributed to these results. Papers presented atthe 7th International Symposium on Geodesy and Physics of the Earth focus onfour topics: - Present Day Tectonic Motions - Gravity Field and its Variation - Earth Rotation Characteristics - International Programs for Geodesy and Geodynamics Researchers and advanced students may use this volume as a comprehensive reference of concepts, techniques and results.
|Geophysics III (Encyclopedia of Physics, Vol. 49, Part 7/Handbuch Der Physik : Geophysik III, Band 49, Teil VII)
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|History of Geophysics, Vol. 3: The History of Hydrology
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|Nitrogen in the Marine Environment, Second Edition
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|Observation of the Continental Crust Through Drilling II: Proceedings of the International Symposium Held in Seeheim, October 3-6, 1985 (Exploration)
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Author: H. J. Behr
The purpose of this book is to inform geoscientists about the progress made in scientific continental deep drilling as a new method for studying the continental crust. The Seeheim symposium was the second meeting organized for experts of the various national programs to present and discuss the results and progress made in their respective programs since the first symposium in Tarrytown in 1984. Various contributors dealt with the present state of - and experience in - deep drilling techniques as well as with the development of logging tools for drilling at high temperatures. Special emphasis was laid on the Continental Deep Drilling Program of the Federal Republic of Germany and its scientific aims.
|Seismic Wave Propagation in Stratified Media (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)
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Author: B. L. N. Kennett
The success of this book stems from its clear and concise, yet detailed summary of the advances in seismic source studies during the past two decades. Dr Kennett presents a mainly theoretical account of the passage of seismic waves from source to receiver, linking the theoretical development to the nature of seismograms observed across a wide range of distance scales - from a few kilometres, as in shallow reflection work for geophysical prospecting, to many thousands of kilometres for earthquakes. A unified framework is presented for all classes of seismic phenomena, for both body waves and surface waves. Each topic is taken up systematically, including many topics not normally covered in discussion of propagator theory, such as source representation theory, generalised ray theory, and the calculation of complete theoretical seismograms including all wave effects arising from the presence of the Earth's surface.
|Super-Deep Continental Drilling and Deep Geophysical Sounding (Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust)
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Author: K. Fuchs
The International Seminar on Super-deep continental drilling and deep geophysical research was held at Yaroslawl/Wolga in the USSR, August 23-29, 1988. The unique feature of this international conference was the combination of reports on drilling technology, scientific interpretation of logs from boreholes with reports on geological transects and on deep geophysical sounding. The new frontier in the exploration of the lithosphere is the combination of remote sensing and imaging with deep drilling, whereby the latter provides direct access to the deeper part of the crystalline Earth's crust. Super-deep drilling into depth ranges with conditions of high pressure-temperature and high chemical reaction rates challenges the imagination and abilities of the best of engineers. Super-deep drilling is also a tremendous challenge to all geoscientists since it provides "ground truth" for a wide spectrum of remote sensing and imaging methods that can be applied to the crystalline crust. The reader will find the latest achievements about drilling into the continental crust.