Global Dynamics Of The Earth: Applications Of Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory To Solid-earth And Planetary Geophysics by Roberto SabadiniGlobal Dynamics Of The Earth: Applications Of Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory To Solid-earth And Planetary Geophysics by Roberto Sabadini

Global Dynamics Of The Earth: Applications Of Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory To Solid-earth And…

byRoberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen, Gabriele Cambiotti

Hardcover | June 6, 2016

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This volume opens up new perspectives on the physics of the Earth's interior and planetary bodies for graduate students and researchers working in the fields of geophysics, planetary sciences and geodesy. It looks at our planet in an integrated fashion, linking the physics of its interior to geophysical and geodetic techniques that record, over a broad spectrum of spatial wavelengths and time scales, the ongoing modifications in the shape and gravity field of the planet. Basic issues related to the rheological properties of the Earth and to its slow deformation are considered, in both mathematical and physical terms, within the framework of an analytical relaxation theory. Fundamentals of this theory are developed in the first two Chapters. Chapters 3-9 deal with a wide range of applications, ranging from changes in the Earth's rotation to post-seismic deformation and from sea-level variations induced by post-glacial rebound to tidal deformation of icy moons of the Solar System. This Second Edition improves substantially our formalism implementing compressibility in viscoelastic relaxation. Chapter 5 now contains new developments in the physics of the gravitational effects of large earthquakes at subduction zones, made possible by new gravity data from space missions. The new Chapter 9 of this Second Edition on deformation and stresses of icy moons enlarges the applications of the book to Planetology, dealing with the additional complications in the theory of viscoelastic relaxation introduced by the shallow low-viscosity zones and inviscid water layers of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
Prof. Roberto Sabadini is Full Professor of Solid Earth Geophysics at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Milano, Italy. His focus is on the role of Earth's viscoelasticity, particularly within the frame of an analytical approach, applied to a variety of geophysical phenomena, from postglacial rebound to those related to ma...
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Title:Global Dynamics Of The Earth: Applications Of Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory To Solid-earth And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:358 pagesPublished:June 6, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401775508

ISBN - 13:9789401775502

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Table of Contents

1. Viscoelastic Relaxation Theory, Momentum and Poisson Equations

2. Incompressible and Compressible Analytical Viscoelastic Models

3. Rotational Dynamics of Viscoelastic Planets Linear Theory

4. TPW and J2 Induced by Ice-Sheet Loading

5. Detection of the Time-Dependent Gravity Field and Global Change

6. Sea-Level Changes

7. TPW driven by Subduction. Non-linear Rotation Theory

8. Post-seismic Deformation

9. Icy moons

Appendices

Index