Volume 705 2006

Modelling Critical and Catastrophic Phenomena in Geoscience

A Statistical Physics Approach

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ISBN: 978-3-540-35373-7 (Print) 978-3-540-35375-1 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Tutorial: Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXI

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      Pages 3-26

      Statistical Physics of Fracture and Earthquake

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      Pages 27-55

      Rupture Processes in Fibre Bundle Models

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      Pages 57-92

      Extensions of Fibre Bundle Models

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      Pages 93-110

      Survey of Scaling Surfaces

  2. Physics Models of Earthquake

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXI

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      Pages 113-153

      Some Early Earthquake Source Models

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      Pages 155-168

      Geometric Models of Earthquakes

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      Pages 169-189

      Friction, Stick-Slip Motion and Earthquake

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      Pages 191-221

      Statistical Features of Earthquake Temporal Occurrence

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      Pages 223-257

      Spatiotemporal Correlations of Earthquakes

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      Pages 259-279

      Space-time Combined Correlation Between Earthquakes and a New, Self-Consistent Definition of Aftershocks

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      Pages 281-301

      Short-Term Prediction of Mediumand Large-Size Earthquakes Based on Markov and Extended Self-Similarity Analysis of Seismic Data

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      Pages 303-359

      Why Does Theoretical Physics Fail to Explain and Predict Earthquake Occurrence?

  3. Modelling Related Phenomena

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXI

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      Pages 363-386

      Aeolian Transport and Dune Formation

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      Pages 387-421

      Avalanches and Ripples in Sandpiles

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      Pages 423-457

      Dynamics of Stick-Slip: Some Universal and Not So Universal Features

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      Pages 459-477

      Search for Precursors in Some Models of Catastrophic Failures

  4. Miscellaneous Short Notes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XXI

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      Pages 481-490

      Nonlinear Analysis of Radon Time Series Related to Earthquake

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      Pages 491-498

      A Thermomechanical Model of Earthquakes

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      Pages 499-505

      Fractal Dimension of the 2001 El Salvador Earthquake Time Series

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      Pages 507-513

      Approach in Time to Breakdown in the RRTN Model

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