Fractals in the Earth Sciences

Hardcover | February 28, 1995

EditorC.C. Barton, P.R. La Pointe

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This well-illustrated volume reviews the many applications of fractal geometry used to study earth science patterns and processes. Designed as an introduction to this new area of study, the papers represent a broad spectrum of earth science disciplines where patterns have proven to be fractal over many orders of magnitude in time or space. This volume features an exhaustive list of published fractal dimensions measured for earth science patterns.

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This well-illustrated volume reviews the many applications of fractal geometry used to study earth science patterns and processes. Designed as an introduction to this new area of study, the papers represent a broad spectrum of earth science disciplines where patterns have proven to be fractal over many orders of magnitude in ti...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.84 × 6.69 × 0.27 inPublished:February 28, 1995Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306448653

ISBN - 13:9780306448652

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Fractal Distributions in Geology, Scale Invariance, and Deterministic Chaos (D.L. Turcotte, J. Huang). Some Long Run Properties of Geophysical Records (B.B. Mandelbrot, J.R. Wallis). Some Remarks on the Numerical Estimation of Fractal Dimension (S.A. Pruess). Measuring the Dimension of Selfaffine Fractals: The Example of Rough Surfaces (S.R. Brown). A Review of the Fractal Character of Natural Fault Surfaces with Implications for Friction and the Evolution of Fault Zones (W.L. Power, T.E. Tullis). Fractals and Ocean Floor Topography: A Review and a Model (A. Malinverno). Fractal Transitions on Geological Surfaces (C.H. Scholz). Fractal Scaling of Fracture Networks (C.C. Barton). Fractal Fragmentation in Crustal Shear Zones (C.G. Sammis, S.J. Steacy). Fractal Distribution of Fault Length and Offsets: Implications on Brittle Deformation Evaluation: The Lorraine Coal Basin (T. Villemin et al.). Fractal Dynamics of Earthquakes (P. Bak, K. Chen). Mineral Crystallinity in Igneous Rocks: Fractal Method (A.D. Fowler). Fractal Structure of Electrum Dendrites in Bonanza Epithermal AuAg Deposits (J.A. Saunders, P.A. Schoenly). Appendix. Index.