Geophysical Monitoring Books

  • Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient

    New geophysical techniques (multibeam echo sounding and 3D seismics) have revolutionized high-resolution imaging of the modern seafloor and palaeo-shelf surfaces in Arctic and Antarctic waters, generating vast quantities of data and novel insights into sedimentary architecture and past environmental conditions. The Atlas of Submarine Glacial ...

  • Integrated High Resolution Imaging Radar and Decision Support System for the rehabilitation of WATER PIPElines

    Many EU cities are experiencing increasing problems with their water pipeline infrastructure. The cost of replacing these old, worn-out systems, if left to deteriorate beyond repair, is astronomical and clearly beyond the resources of many communities. Replacement, however, is not the only choice as many of these systems can be rehabilitated at 30 ...

  • Acoustic Emission and Critical Phenomena: From Structural Mechanics to Geophysics

    Based on contributions from international experts, this book brings together the state-of-the-art information on topics ranging from the mechanics of materials to geophysics, and outlines the potential of the AE technique in terms of practical applications and theoretical developments. Divided into two parts, it covers Acoustic Emission and ...

  • Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

    A collection of more than 200 papers, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization covers new developments in mechanical in-situ testing and interpretation techniques, statistical analysis of test data, geo-environmental site characterization, soil sampling methods, multi-dimensional geophysical imaging techniques, residual/unsaturated soil ...

  • An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet

    This is the first undergraduate textbook to fully integrate results from geophysics, geochemistry, and petrology to describe the structure, composition, and dynamic processes that operate throughout the solid Earth. It presents an Earth system science approach to studies of the Earth’s interior and develops a global view of solid Earth cycles to ...

  • Earthquake Spectra

    The great earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004, and the resulting tragic loss of life across the Indian Ocean, created global awareness of the tsunami phenomenon and it's unpredictability, and the destructiveness of its impact across political borders and ocean basins. An estimated 230,000 people lost their lives, and more than a million ...

  • Poromechanics II: Proceedings of the Second Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Grenoble, France, 26-28 August 2002

    These proceedings deal with the fundamentals and applications of poromechanics to geomechanics, material sciences, geophysics, acoustics and biomechanics. They discuss the state of the art in such topics as constitutive modelling and upscaling ...

  • Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions

    A summary of work carried out in the field of experimental rock mechanics. The title looks at triaxial testing, types of brittle fracture and the geophysical and geological implications of two types of fracture amongst other topics which should be of interest to ...

  • Geophysical & Astrophysical Convection

    Geophysical and Astrophysical Convection collects important papers from an international group of the world´s foremost researchers in geophysical and astrophysical convection to present a concise overview of recent thinking in the field. Topics include: Atmospheric convection, solar and stellar convection, unsteady non-penetrative thermal ...

  • Nondestructive Testing of Pavements and Backcalculations of Moduli: Third Volume

    More than 30 papers present a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in and the future direction of nondestructive testing (NDT) of airport and highway pavement using conventional falling weight deflectometer (FWD) technique and other promising techniques such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), rolling weight deflectometer (RWD) testing, ...

  • Geophysical Applications for Geotechnical Investigations

    This practical volume applies geophysical techniques to hazardous waste site investigations, highway bridge foundations, and water quality. Seven peer-reviewed papers in a section on Surface Geophysics and Borehole Geophysics discuss: • in situ soil testing • measurement of engineering properties in rocks and sediments • ...

  • Manual on Drilling, Sampling, and Analysis of Coal

    Guidelines on state-of-the-art aspects of drilling and sampling coal. Can be modified as necessary to fit your specific needs (for example, you can use them to prepare your own field manual to standardize exploration activities). Chapters include: drilling equipment; • geophysical logging; • description of coal and rocks; • sampling of ...

  • Solid-Fluid Mixtures of Frictional Materials in Geophysical and Geotechnical Context

    This book puts the theory for a mixture of hypoplastic constituents on a rigorous basis using the thermodynamic analysis of Müller and Liu. The results which are specialised to frictional solid-fluid mixtures can be used by geophysicists and geotechnical engineers to refine their existing models for debris flows. This book addresses a continuum ...

  • Geodetic Reference Frames

    The book presents the original research on geodetic reference frames presented at the International Symposium on Geodetic Reference Frames of the International Association of Geodesy. The subject is the definition of reference systems and its realization by reference frames used in all applications for precise positioning and navigation, global ...

  • Dynamics of Internal Gravity Waves in the Ocean

    This monograph creates a systematic interpretation of the theoretical and the most actual experimental aspects of the internal wave dynamics in the ocean. Firstly, it draws attention to the important physical effects from an oceanographical point of view which are presented in mathematical descriptions. Secondly, the book serves as an ...

  • Granite Genesis: In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution

    Granitic rocks are a major component of the continental crust and the many and complex problems of their origin that have confronted geologists for over 200 years still are presenting challenges today. Current ideas of granite formation involve lower crustal melting, segregation, ascent (as dykes or diapirs) and emplacement in the upper crust. In ...

  • An Introduction to Soil Dynamics

    This book presents the basic principles of soil dynamics, and a variety of solutions of practical interest for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical solutions, often including the full derivation of the solution, and giving the main parts of computer programs that can be used to calculate ...

  • Basement Tectonics 11 - Europe and Other Regions

    The proceedings of the Eleventh International Basement Tectonics Conference is part of a major series of publications dealing with intraplate tectonics. The Eleventh Conference, held in Potsdam, Germany, presents aspects of the basement tectonics of Eastern and Western Europe; the first time they have been assembled in one meeting. ...

  • Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments

    The book describes a system developed for the processing and interpretation of geophysical fields under conditions of uneven relief, variable geological medium, oblique magnetization (polarization) and an unknown level of the normal field. This is the main difference from other books. The following procedures are developed and elaborated: ...

  • Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy

    The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the book presents a first coherent account of ...

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