Computers in Geology: 25 Years of Progress

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorJohn C. Davis, Ute Christina Herzfeld

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This volume vividly demonstrates the importance and increasing breadth of quantitative methods in the earth sciences. With contributions from an international cast of leading practitioners, chapters cover a wide range of state-of-the-art methods and applications, including computer modelingand mapping techniques. Many chapters also contain reviews and extensive bibliographies which serve to make this an invaluable introduction to the entire field. In addition to its detailed presentations, the book includes chapters on the history of geomathematics and on R.G.V. Eigen, the "father"of mathematical geology. Written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Association for Mathematical Geology, the book will be sought after by both practitioners and researchers in all branches of geology.

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This volume vividly demonstrates the importance and increasing breadth of quantitative methods in the earth sciences. With contributions from an international cast of leading practitioners, chapters cover a wide range of state-of-the-art methods and applications, including computer modelingand mapping techniques. Many chapters also con...

John C. Davis is at Kansas Geological Survey. Ute Christina Herzfeld is at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Vaclav Nemec: Introduction2. F.P. Agterberg, et al.: Weights of Evidence Modeling and Weighted Logistic Regression for Mineral Potential Mapping3. Hans Wackernagel and Henri Sanguinetti: Gold Prospecting with Factorial Cokriging in the Limousin, France4. Richard B. McCammon: Recent Experiences with Prospector II5. J. Tourenq, V. Rohrlich and H. Teil: Correspondence Analysis in Heavy Mineral Interpretation6. Marek Kacewicz: Mathematics Between Source and Trap: Uncertainty in Hydrocarbon Migration Modeling7. John W. Harbaugh and Johannes Wendebourg: Risk Analysis of Petroleum Prospects8. H.A.F. Chaves: Characteristic Analysis as an Oil Exploration Tool9. D. Gill et al.: Information Management and Mapping System for Subsurface Stratigraphic Analysis10. D.R. Collins and J.H. Doveton: Automated Correlation Based on Markov Analysis of Vertical Successions and Walther's Law11. S.B. Kelly and J.M. Cubitt: Milankovitch Cyclicity in the Stratigraphic Record--A Review12. W. Schwarzacher: Can the Ginsburg Model Generate Cycles?13. Richard A. Reyment and K.G. McKenzie: Quantitative Genetics in Paleontology: Evolution in Tertiary Ostracoda14. Helmut Mayer: An Integrated Approach to Forward Modeling Carbonate Platform Development15. Michael E. Hohn: Principal Component Analysis of Three-Way Data16. E.H. Timothy Whitten: A Solution to the Percentage-Data Problem in Petrology17. Joseph E. Robinson: Amplitude and Phase in Map and Image Enhancement18. Ute Christina Herzfeld: Fractals in Geosciences--Challenges and Concerns19. Donald B. McIntyre: An Executable Notation, with Illustrations from Elementary Crystallography20. C. John Mann: Uncertainty in Geology21. W. Skala and S. Heynisch: Expert Systems in Environmental Geology22. J.E. Harff, R.A. Olea and G.C. Bohling: From Multivariate Sampling to Thematic Maps with an Application to Marine Geochemistry23. R.G. Craig: The Kinematics of Paleo Landforms24. J.H. Doveton and J.C. Davis: R.G.V. Eigen: Legendary Father of Mathematical Geology

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"Demonstrates the current breadth of quantitative applications in the earth sciences." --Geotimes