Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment

  • Brian Straughan
  • Ralf Greve
  • Harald Ehrentraut
  • Yongqi Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Applied Continuum Mechanics

  3. Soil Mechanics and Porous Media

  4. Glacier and Ice Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Garry K. C. Clarke, Douglas I. La Prairie
      Pages 183-200
    3. Andrew C. Fowler
      Pages 201-221
    4. Jacques Meyssonnier, Paul Duval, Olivier Gagliardini, Armelle Philip
      Pages 250-275
  5. Climatology and Lake Physics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 394-394

About this book


This topical volume reviews applications of continuum mechanics to systems in geophysics and the environment. Part of the text is devoted to numerical simulations and modeling. The topics covered include soil mechanics and porous media, glacier and ice dynamics, climatology and lake physics, climate change as well as numerical algorithms. The book, written by well-known experts, addresses researchers and students interested in physical aspects of our environment.


convection dynamics geophysics mechanics porous media simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Straughan
    • 1
  • Ralf Greve
    • 2
  • Harald Ehrentraut
    • 2
  • Yongqi Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.Fachbereich MechanikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07500-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04439-1
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