Advances in Earth Science: From Earthquakes to Global Warming

Advances in Earth Science: From Earthquakes to Global Warming

by P. R. Sammonds
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860947629
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Royal Society Series on Advances in Science
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface   Chris Hawkesworth, FRS     v
Profiles of the Editors and Authors     ix
Introduction   Peter Sammonds     xxi
Environmental Change     1
The Price of Climate Change   David S. Reay     3
Carbon in the Atmosphere and Terrestrial Biosphere in the Early Anthropocene   Yadvinder Malhi     25
Dust in the Earth System: The Biogeochemical Linking of Land, Air, and Sea   Andy Ridgwell   Karen E. Kohfeld     51
The Late Permian Mass Extinction Event and Recovery: Biological Catastrophe in a Greenhouse World   Richard J. Twitchett     69
Dynamics of the Earth     91
Space-Plasma Imaging - Past, Present and Future   Cathryn N. Mitchell     93
Fault Structure, Stress, Friction and Rupture Dynamics of Earthquakes   Eiichi Fukuyama     109
Some Remarks on the Time Scales of Magmatic Processes Occurring Beneath Island Arc Volcanoes   Simon P. Turner     133
The Break-Up of Continents and the Generation of Ocean Basins   T. A. Minshull     153
Properties and Evolution of the Earth's Core and Geodynamo   F. Nimmo   D. Alfe     167
Applied Earth Science     211
Giant CatastrophicLandslides   Christopher R. J. Kilburn     213
Remote Monitoring of the Earthquake Cycle using Satellite Radar Interferometry   Tim J. Wright     229
Human Influence on the Global Geochemical Cycle of Lead   Dominik J. Weiss   Malin E. Kylander   Matthew K. Reuer     245
Natural and Artificial Platinum and Palladium Occurrences World-Wide   Hazel M. Prichard     273
Data Assimilation and Objectively Optimised Earth Observation   David J. Lary   Anuradha Koratkar     293
Afterword   Bill McGuire     311
Index     313

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