Fractal Hierarchies of Dissipative Structures—Cellular Standing Internal Gravitational Waves in the Earth and Methods for Their Detection

  • Oleg V. PetrovEmail author
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The principal undertaking of the methods described in this work is to reveal multi-ordinal structures of gravitational instability—or dissipative structures of the Earth—and identify their typomorphic elements. The range of methodological approaches aimed at solving this issue is rather wide and includes: the analysis of seismic tomography data; maps of global geoid anomalies and gravitational potential; graphical and analytical methods for the decomposition of relief, figures representing the Earth’s gravitational field; the deciphering of space and aerial images; morphometric, structural-geomorphological and structural-geological investigations.


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  1. 1.Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI)St. PetersburgRussia

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