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Advances in Earth Science: From Earthquakes to Global Warming

Series: Royal Society Series on Advances in Science Volume: 2

Edited By: PR Sammonds and JMT Thompson

314 pages, diagrams

Imperial College Press

Paperback | Jul 2007 | #170671 | ISBN-13: 9781860947629
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Hardback | Aug 2007 | #170667 | ISBN-13: 9781860947612
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About this book

Advances in Earth Science outlines the latest developments and new research directions currently being made world-wide in the earth sciences. It contains invited and refereed articles by leading younger researchers on their cutting-edge research, but aimed at a general scientific audience.

This exciting volume explains how powerful methodologies such as satellite remote sensing and supercomputing simulations are now profoundly changing research in the earth sciences; how the earth system is increasingly being viewed in a holistic way, linking the atmosphere, ocean and solid earth; and how the societal impact of the research in the earth sciences has never been more important.

Published by Imperial College Press in collaboration with the Royal Society of London, the book features many articles originating from invited papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Eleven of the distinguished contributors hold prestigious Royal Society Research Fellowships.


Contents

Environmental Change: The Price of Climate Change; Carbon in the Atmosphere and Biosphere; Dust in the Earth System; Biological Catastrophe in a Greenhouse World; Dynamics of the Earth: Space-Plasma; Dynamics of Earthquakes; Magmatic Processes Beneath Volcanoes; The Break-Up of Continents; The Earth's Core and Geodynamo; Applied Earth Science: Giant Catastrophic Landslides; Satellite Monitoring of the Earthquake Cycle; Global Geochemical Cycle of Lead; World-Wide Occurences of Heavy Metals; Objectively Optimized Earth Observation.

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