Earth sciences belong to those scientific disciphnes which have to rely on high-performance computing not only because of the complexity of the prob-lems this discipline has to cope with but also for other reasons. Since the geometric structures are in general three-dimensional, the storage capacities required are large, and because of the large amount of data to be processed, high computing speeds are also required. For the second time the transac-tions contain two articles on this subject in this chapter. They clearly confirm that application of high-performance computing in analyses of the earth sci-ences is an absolute must. Needless to say, that the articles reported here are concerned with key problems of the subject.


Storage Capacity Earth Science Geometric Structure Fracture Structure Alamos National Laboratory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Egon Krause
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  1. 1.Aerodynamisches InstitutRWTH AachenAachen

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