Reason and Being of Engineering Geology

  • J. Javier DiezEmail author
  • Efren M. Veiga
  • Fernando Rodriguez
  • Rosa M. Paz
Conference paper


This paper demonstrates the importance of a holistic comprehension of the Earth like a planet that is alive, not only in its Biosphere, looking at the atmosphere-ocean-crust-mantle interactions as its different sectorial expressions (climate, fluid-dynamics, morpho-dynamics, tectonics…) following the solar radiation and nuclear geothermal sources of energy. It considers the environmental incidence of different engineering activities to realize their underfeeding as the raison, and leads to that holistic formation as the being of the engineering geology.


Thermal machine Eustasy and isostasy Subsidence Fluid-dynamics Morphodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Javier Diez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Efren M. Veiga
    • 2
  • Fernando Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Rosa M. Paz
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad PolitecnicaMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad PolitécnicaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Universidad Complutense MadridMadridSpain

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