Systems Behavior and Geoscience Problem-Solving

  • John C. Griffiths
Part of the Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences book series (CAES)


Pure and applied science can be considered as two aspects of the same system of accumulating knowledge, a process termed the scientific method. The scientific method and its development may be viewed as a multitrack activity which includes cybernetics, operations research, and a systems approach, all of which are necessary to analyze and solve extremely complex problems. Advent of the computer, which can serve as an intelligence amplifier, was timely in that it is available now to assist in solving complex geological problems.


Source Area Inanimate Object General System Theory Printing Press Detrital Sediment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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