Image Analysis in Earth Sciences

Microstructures and Textures of Earth Materials

  • Renée Heilbronner
  • Steve Barrett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Looking at Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Segmentation: Finding and Defining the Object

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
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  4. Measuring Size and Volume

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
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      Pages 173-185
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  5. Quantifying Shape and Orientation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
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About this book

Introduction

Image Analysis in Earth Sciences is a graduate level textbook for researchers and students interested in the quantitative microstructure and texture analysis of earth materials. Methods of analysis and applications are introduced using carefully worked examples. The input images are typically derived from earth materials, acquired at a wide range of scales, through digital photography, light and electron microscopy. The book focuses on image acquisition, pre- and post-processing, on the extraction of objects (segmentation), the analysis of volumes and grain size distributions, on shape fabric analysis (particle and surface fabrics) and the analysis of the frequency domain (FFT and ACF). The last chapters are dedicated to the analysis of crystallographic fabrics and orientation imaging. Throughout the book the free software Image SXM is used.

Keywords

Grain size and shape analysis Image analysis Microstructure and texture analysis Orientation imaging

Authors and affiliations

  • Renée Heilbronner
    • 1
  • Steve Barrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Geologisch-Paläontologisches InstitutUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10343-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10342-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10343-8
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