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Computers in Geology - 25 Years of Progress

Series: IAMG Studies in Mathematical Geology

Edited By: JC Davis and UC Herzfeld

316 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Feb 1994 | #38407 | ISBN: 0195085930
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This book vividly demonstrates the importance and increasing breadth of quantitative methods in the earth sciences. With contributions from an international cast of leading practitioners, it covers a wide range of state-of-the-art methods and applications, including computer modelling and mapping techniques. Many chapters also contain reviews and extensive bibliographies which serve to make this an invaluable introduction to the entire field. In addition to its detailed presentations, the book includes chapters on the history of geomathematics and also on Eigen - the father of mathematical geology.

Provides a very useful overview of the applications of computers and automation in problem solving in practical real data situations. --PAGEOPH
"Demonstrates the current breadth of quantitative applications in the earth sciences." --Geotimes


1. Introduction; 2. Weights of evidence modeling and weighted logistic regression for mineral potential mapping; 3. Gold prospecting with factorial cokriging in the Limousin, France; 4. Recent experiences with Prospector II; 5. Correspondence analysis in heavy mineral interpretation; 6. Mathematics between source and trap: Uncertainty in hydrocarbon migration modeling; 7. Risk analysis of petroleum prospects; 8. Characteristic analysis as an oil exploration tool; 9. Subsurface stratigraphic analysis; 10. Automated correlation based on Markov analysis of vertical successions and Walther's Law; 11. Milankovitch cyclicity in the stratigraphic record - A review; 12. Can the Ginsburg model generate cycles?; 13. Quantitative genetics in paleontology: Evolution in tertiary ostracoda; 14. An integrated approach to forward modeling carbonate platform development; 15. Principal component analysis of three-way data; 16. A solution to the percentage-data problem in petrology; 17. Amplitude and phase in map and image enhancement; 18. Fractals in geosciences - challenges and concerns; 19. An executable notation, with illustrations from elementary crystallography; 20. Uncertainty in geology; 21. Expert systems in environmental geology; 22. From multivariate sampling to thematic maps with an application to marine geochemistry; 23. The kinematics of paleo landforms; 24. R.G.V. Eigen: Legendary father of mathematical geology; Index

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