Chaotic Processes in the Geological Sciences

Chaotic Processes in the Geological Sciences

by David A. Yuen (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992)

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ISBN-13: 9781468406450
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 02/18/2012
Series: The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications , #41
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Turbulent thermal convection.- Spherical symmetry-breaking bifurcations and thermal convection in the earth’s mantle.- Convection and chaos.- Strongly chaotic Newtonian and non-Newtonian mantle convection.- Routes to chaos in the solid earth.- Mantle phase transitions, layered chaotic convection and the viscosity of the deep mantle.- Vigorous motions in magma chambers and lava lakes.- The eruption and spreading of lava.- Modeling transport processes in nonlinear systems: The example of solidification and convection.- Convection in porous media with thermal and chemical buoyancy: A comparison of two models for solute dispersion.- Dynamo theory.- Theory of the geodynamo and core-mantle coupling.- Nonlinear dynamical models for earthquakes and frictional sliding.- The spatial structure of isotropic turbulence and the related three-dimensional graphics problems.- Other titles and abstracts.

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