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Computerized Modeling of Sedimentary Systems

Edited By: J Harff, W Lemke and K Stattegger

480 pages, 57 col figs, 155 b/w figs, 37 tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89984 | ISBN: 3540641092
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About this book

Computerized modeling is a powerful tool to describe the complex interrelations between measured data and the dynamics of sedimentary systems. Complex interaction of environmental factors with natural variations and increasing anthropogenic intervention is reflected in the sedimentary record at varying scales. The understanding of these processes gives way to the reconstruction of the past and is a key to the prediction of future trends. Especially in cases where observations are limited and/or expensive, computer simulations may substitute for the lack of data. State-of-the-art research work requires a thorough knowledge of processes at the interfaces between atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, and is therefore an interdisciplinary approach.


Contents

From the contents: Climatic, oceanographic and biological forcing of sedimentary systems.- Trends and periodicity in the sedimentary record as a response to environmental changes.- Space-time models of the basin fill.

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