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Fractals in the Earth Sciences
     

Fractals in the Earth Sciences

by Christopher Cramer Barton
 

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This well-illustrated volume reviews the many applications of fractal geometry used to study earth science patterns and processes. Designed as an introduction to this new area of study, the papers represent a broad spectrum of earth science disciplines where patterns have proven to be fractal over many orders of magnitude in time or space. This volume features an

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This well-illustrated volume reviews the many applications of fractal geometry used to study earth science patterns and processes. Designed as an introduction to this new area of study, the papers represent a broad spectrum of earth science disciplines where patterns have proven to be fractal over many orders of magnitude in time or space. This volume features an exhaustive list of published fractal dimensions measured for earth science patterns.

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Fractal geometry is the natural mathematical language to describe much of what geologists observe. Papers here, written by some of the pioneers in fractal geometry, provide an overview of fractals and fractal methodology, look at the historical context of fractal geometry and its use in the earth sciences, and outline key geological features--rock breakage, ore and petroleum concentrations, seismic activity and tectonics, and volcanic eruptions, for instance--that have fractal characteristics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306448652
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Language of Science Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.93(d)

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