Dynamics of Multiscale Earth Systems

  • Horst J. Neugebauer
  • Clemens Simmer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Scale Concepts in Geosciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-4
    2. Hans-Joachim Kümpel
      Pages 5-15
    3. Wolfgang Förstner
      Pages 17-39
  3. Multi-Scale Representation of Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Thomas Gerstner, Hans-Peter Helfrich, Angela Kunoth
      Pages 69-88
    3. Andre Braunmandl, Thomas Canarius, Hans-Peter Helfrich
      Pages 89-101
    4. Martin Breunig, Armin B. Cremers, Serge Shumilov, Jörg Siebeck
      Pages 103-117
  4. Scale Problems in Physical Process Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-122
    2. Thomas Gerstner, Frank Kiefer, Angela Kunoth
      Pages 123-134
    3. Thomas Canarius, Hans-Peter Helfrich, G. W. Brümmer
      Pages 135-143
    4. Matthias Raschendorfer, Clemens Simmer, Patrick Gross
      Pages 167-185
    5. Günther Heinemann, Christoph Reudenbach
      Pages 186-198
    6. Stefan Hergarten, Markus Hinterkausen, Michael Küpper
      Pages 199-213
    7. Markus Mendel, Stefan Hergarten, Horst J. Neugebauer
      Pages 215-232
  5. Scale-Related Approaches to Geo-Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-236
    2. Agemar Siehl, Andreas Thomsen
      Pages 291-306
    3. Christoph Gebhardt, Norbert Kühl, Andreas Hense, Thomas Litt
      Pages 325-336
    4. Hildegard Steinhorst, Clemens Simmer, Heinz-Dieter Schilling
      Pages 337-350
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About this book


Today, the earth and life science are increasingly confronted with the puzzling nature of phenomena in an almost boundless network of relations, such as the complexity of phenomema with respect to their variability. Reflecting for instance the assessment of environmental risks from a complex perspective, we quickly discover the desire to deal with representative averages.  We are thus nurturing the ideas of permanence which we equate with normality in contrast to disastrous exceptions. The quality of complexity and the continuity of change, however, can be well expressed synonomously by the fundamental multiple-scale character of phenomena. Therefore, we promote an enhanced discussion of the expanding scale concept in order to study geo-complexity.


Precipitation atmosphere data data representation geoscience geoscientific modeling history modeling modelling paleoclimate physical process models scales sediment transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst J. Neugebauer
    • 1
  • Clemens Simmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für GeodynamikUniversität BonnBonn
  2. 2.Meteorologisches Institut der Universität BonnBonn

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41796-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45256-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
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