New Frontiers in Integrated Solid Earth Sciences

  • S. Cloetingh
  • Jorg Negendank

Part of the International Year of Planet Earth book series (IYPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. S.A.P.L. Cloetingh, J.F.W. Negendank
    Pages 1-37
  3. Magdala Tesauro, Mikhail K. Kaban, Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh
    Pages 39-69
  4. Magdala Tesauro, Mikhail K. Kaban, Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh
    Pages 71-101
  5. François Roure, Sierd Cloetingh, Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth, Peter A. Ziegler
    Pages 145-233
  6. Walter D. Mooney, Susan M. White
    Pages 235-260
  7. Justin L. Rubinstein, David R. Shelly, William L. Ellsworth
    Pages 287-314
  8. Alessandro Tibaldi, Federico Pasquarè, Daniel Tormey
    Pages 315-348
  9. Markku Poutanen, Doris Dransch, Søren Gregersen, Sören Haubrock, Erik R. Ivins, Volker Klemann et al.
    Pages 349-372
  10. Larissa F. Dobrzhinetskaya, Richard Wirth
    Pages 373-395
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 413-414

About this book

Introduction

Man’s intensifying use of the Earth’s habitat has led to an urgent need for scientifically advanced 'geo-prediction systems' that accurately locate subsurface resources and forecast the timing and magnitude of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and land subsidence.

As advances in the earth sciences lead to process-oriented ways of modeling the complex processes in the solid Earth, the papers in this volume provide a survey of some recent developments at the leading edge of this highly technical discipline.

The chapters cover current research in predicting the future behavior of geologic systems as well as the mapping of geologic patterns that exist now in the subsurface as frozen evidence of the past. Both techniques are highly relevant to humanity’s need for resources such as water, and will also help us control environmental degradation.

The book also discusses advances made in seismological methods to obtain information on the 3D structure of the mantle and the lithosphere, and in the quantitative understanding of lithospheric scale processes. It covers recent breakthroughs in 3D seismic imaging that have enhanced the spatial resolution of these structural processes, and the move towards 4D imaging that measures these processes over time.

The new frontiers in modern Earth sciences described in this book have major implications for oceanographic and atmospheric sciences and our understanding of climate variability. It brings readers right up to date with the research in this vital field.

Keywords

3D structure Deep Earth processes Earthquake IYPE Mineral geoscience lithosphere microseismicity sedimentary basins solid Earth tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Cloetingh
    • 1
  • Jorg Negendank
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculteit AardwetenschappenVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2737-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2736-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2737-5
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