Geological Fluid Dynamics: Sub-Surface Flow and Reactions by Owen M. PhillipsGeological Fluid Dynamics: Sub-Surface Flow and Reactions by Owen M. Phillips

Geological Fluid Dynamics: Sub-Surface Flow and Reactions

byOwen M. Phillips

Hardcover | February 23, 2009

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This book is the long-awaited successor to Owen Phillips's classic textbook, Flow and Reactions in Permeable Rocks, published in 1991. In the intervening 18 years between the two, significant advances have been made to our understanding of subterranean flow, especially through the vast amount of research into underground storage of nuclear waste and aquifer pollution. This new book integrates and extends these modern ideas and techniques and applies them to the physics and chemistry of sub-surface flows in water-saturated, sandy and rocky media. It describes essential scientific concepts and tools for hydrologists and public health ecologists concerned with present day flow and transport, and also for geologists who interpret present day patterns of mineralization in terms of fluid flow in the distant past. The book is ideal for graduate students and professionals in hydrology, water resources, and aqueous geochemistry.
Title:Geological Fluid Dynamics: Sub-Surface Flow and ReactionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.71 inPublished:February 23, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521865557

ISBN - 13:9780521865555


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The basic principles; 3. Patterns of flow; 4. Flows with buoyancy variations; 5. Patterns of reaction with flow; 6. Extensions and examples; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Owen Phillips' prose is lucid and graceful and the book is a pleasure to read. I read the entire book in only four sittings-a new personal record for science texts. A hallmark of Dr. Phillips' approach is simple, physically insightful, and often analytically tractable mathematical descriptions. ... [This book] t will definitely find a prominent place on my own bookshelf as a useful guide to first-order quantitative approaches." - S. E. Ingebritsen, American Journal of Science