Fractals and Dynamic Systems in Geoscience

  • Jörn H. Kruhl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. Deformation and Tectonic Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Donald L. Turcotte
      Pages 7-23
    3. Hiroyuki Nagahama, Kyoko Yoshii
      Pages 25-36
    4. Xing Zhang, David J. Sanderson
      Pages 37-52
    5. Vadim V. Silberschmidt, Vladimir G. Silberschmidt
      Pages 53-64
    6. Zuzana Krištáková, Miriam Kupková
      Pages 77-85
    7. Miriam Kupková, Zuzana Krištáková
      Pages 87-94
    8. Giles Pickering, Jonathan M. Bull, David J. Sanderson, Paul V. Harrison
      Pages 105-119
  3. Physical Features and Behaviour of the Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Mario Markus, Heike Emmerich, Carsten Schäfer, Pedro Almeida, António Ribeiro
      Pages 181-196
    3. Shouzhong Diao, Hongtai Chao
      Pages 197-211
    4. Sergey S. Ivanov
      Pages 221-230
  4. Formation, Structure and Distribution of Minerals and Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Karl-Heinz Jacob, Sabine Dietrich, Hans-Jürgen Krug
      Pages 259-268
    3. Hans-Jürgen Krug, Karl-Heinz Jacob, Sabine Dietrich
      Pages 269-282
    4. Peter Ortoleva, Yueting Chen, Wei Chen
      Pages 283-305
    5. Juan M. García-Ruiz, Fermín Otálora, Antonio Sanchez-Navas, Francisco J. Higes-Rolando
      Pages 307-318
    6. Buming Shen
      Pages 337-348
    7. Robert Ondrak, Ulf Bayer, Olaf Kahle
      Pages 355-367
    8. Jürgen Kropp, Arthur Block, Werner von Bloh, Thomas Klenke, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber
      Pages 369-375
    9. Michael Schulz, Manfred Mudelsee, Thomas C. W. Wolf-Welling
      Pages 377-387
  5. Methods

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 415-421

About this book


Fractal geometry allows the description of natural patterns and the establishment and testing of models of pattern formation. In particular, it is a tool for geoscientists. The aim of this volume is to give an overview of the applications of fractal geometry and the theory of dynamic systems in the geosciences. The state of the art is presented and the reader obtains an impression of the variety of fields for which fractal geometry is a useful tool and of the different methods of fractal geometry which can be applied. In addition to specific information about new applications of fractal geometry in structural geology, physics of the solid earth, and mineralogy, proposals and ideas about how fractal geometry can be applied in the reader's field of studies will be put forward.


Dynamic Systems Dynamische Systeme Fractal Geometry Fraktale Geometrie Geosciences Geowissenschaften Mineralogie Mineralogy Physics of the Solid Earth Physik der festen Erde Tectonics Tektonik geoscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörn H. Kruhl
    • 1
  1. 1.Geologisch-Paläontologisches InstitutJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/MainGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-07306-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07304-9
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