Table of contents

  1. Liqiu Meng
  2. Klaus Gürlebeck, Wolfgang Sprößig
  3. Matthias Augustin, Rudolf Umla, Manfred Lücke
  4. Sarah Eberle, Willi Freeden, Ulrich Matthes
  5. Monika Sester
  6. Manuela Seitz, Detlef Angermann, Michael Gerstl, Mathis Bloßfeld, Laura Sánchez, Florian Seitz
  7. Aron Sommer, Andreas Helfrich-Schkarbanenko, Vincent Heuveline
  8. AlemdarHasanov (Hasanoǧlu), Balgaisha Mukanova
  9. Ralf Hielscher, David Mainprice, Helmut Schaeben
  10. Terence J. Sabaka, Gauthier Hulot, Nils Olsen
  11. Martin Baumann, Jochen Förstner, Vincent Heuveline, Jonas Kratzke, Sebastian Ritterbusch, Bernhard Vogel et al.
  12. Matthias Augustin, Mathias Bauer, Christian Blick, Sarah Eberle, Willi Freeden, Christian Gerhards et al.
  13. Jef Caers, Kwangwon Park, Céline Scheidt
  14. Stephan Dahlke
  15. Paul N. Eggermont, Vincent LaRiccia, M. Zuhair Nashed
  16. Charles K. Chui, Jianzhong Wang
  17. Johannes Wicht, Stephan Stellmach, Helmut Harder
  18. Kerstin Hesse, Ian H. Sloan, Robert S. Womersley

About this book


During the last three decades geosciences and geo-engineering were influenced by two essential scenarios: First, the technological progress has changed completely the observational and measurement techniques. Modern high speed computers and satellite based techniques are entering more and more all geodisciplines. Second, there is a growing public concern about the future of our planet, its climate, its environment, and about an expected shortage of natural resources. Obviously, both aspects, viz. efficient strategies of protection against threats of a changing Earth and the exceptional situation of getting terrestrial, airborne as well as spaceborne data of better and better quality explain the strong need of new mathematical structures, tools, and methods. Mathematics concerned with geoscientific problems, i.e., Geomathematics, is becoming increasingly important.

The ‘Handbook Geomathematics’ as a central reference work in this area comprises the following scientific fields: (I) observational and measurement key technologies (II) modelling of the system Earth (geosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) (III) analytic, algebraic, and operator-theoretic methods (IV) statistical and stochastic methods (V) computational and numerical analysis methods (VI) historical background and future perspectives

Editors and affiliations

  • Willi Freeden
    • 1
  • M. Zuhair Nashed
    • 2
  • Thomas Sonar
    • 3
  1. 1.Geomathematische GruppeTU Kaiserslautern FB MathematikKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.University of Central Florida Dept. MathematicsOrlandoUSA
  3. 3.Inst. AnalysisTU Braunschweig FB 1 Mathematik und InformatikBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27793-1