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Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics

by Gupta, Harsh K.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, 1388-4360 Physical details: XXXVIII, 1539 p. 821 illus., 399 illus. in color. eReference. online resource. ISBN: 9048187028 Subject(s): Geography. | Geology. | Physical geography. | Mathematical geography. | Remote sensing. | Earth Sciences. | Geophysics/Geodesy. | Geology. | Geophysics and Environmental Physics. | Mathematical Applications in Earth Sciences. | Natural Hazards. | Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry.
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Archeomagnetism -- Asthenospheric flows -- Continental collision -- Continental crustal structure -- Continental margins -- Continental rifting -- Controlled source EM surveys -- Convection, secondary instabilities -- Convolution -- Core, anisotropy -- Core, convection -- Core, differential rotation -- Core, dynamo -- Core, light elements -- Core, magnetic field -- Core, solidification -- Core, structure -- Core, temperature -- Core, viscosity -- Core-mantle interaction -- Curie temperature -- Decomposition -- De-convolution -- Deep drilling, continental -- Deep drilling, oceanic -- Density distribution of the Earth -- Earth tides -- Earthquake, depth distribution -- Earthquake, fault mechanism -- Earthquake, focal mechanisms -- Earthquake, forecast -- Earthquake, intensity, magnitude, energy -- Earthquake, location techniques -- Earthquake, precursors -- Earthquake, prediction -- Earthquake, strong ground motion -- Earth's thermal structure -- Elasticity theory, anisotropy -- Elasticity theory, elastic constants -- Elasticity theory, seismic waves -- Elasticity theory, stress and strain -- Electrical conductivity structure of the Earth -- Electrical properties of rocks -- Electrical resistivity surveys -- Energy budget of the Earth -- Energy partition of seismic waves -- Forward problem -- Fractal and chaos -- Free oscillations of the Earth -- Full waveform tomography -- Geodesy, figure of the earth -- Geodesy, ground positioning and leveling -- Geodesy, networks and reference system -- Geodesy, physical -- Geodynamics -- Geoelectricity -- Geoelectromagnetism -- Geoid, determination -- Geoid, interpretation -- Geoid, principles -- Geoid, stress and strain -- Geoid, tectonic forces -- Geomagnetic field, secular variation -- Geomagnetic field, global pattern -- Geomagnetic field, IGRF -- Geomagnetic field, theory -- Geomagnetic polarity reversals -- Global heat flow distribution -- Global Positioning System (GPS) -- GPS, data reduction -- GPS, global plate motion models -- GPS, Reference models -- Gravimeters, Absolute -- Gravimeters, Relative -- Gravity data acquisition, Airborne -- Gravity data acquisition, Satellite -- Gravity data acquisition, Surface -- Gravity data, advanced processing -- Gravity data, reduction -- Gravity data, regional - residual separation -- Gravity field of the earth -- Gravity method, principles -- Gravity response of simple geometries -- Gravity, anomalies -- Gravity, Gradiometry -- Gravity, Interpretation -- Gravity, temporal variations -- Heat flow - age relationship -- Heat flow - heat generation relationship -- Heat flow measurements -- Heat transport mechanisms -- Impact crators -- Instrumentation, electrical -- Instrumentation, EM -- International gravity formula -- Interpretation of electrical resistivity data -- Interpretation, temporal variations of -- Inverse problem -- Inverse theory, Artificial Neural Network -- Inverse theory, Genetic algorithm -- Inverse theory, linear -- Inverse theory, nonlinear -- Inverse theory, non-uniqueness of solution -- Inverse theory, Singular Value -- Isostasy -- Length of day -- Lithosphere – Asthenosphere boundary -- Lithosphere, continental -- Lithosphere, cratons and mobile belts -- Lithosphere, mechanical properties -- Lithosphere, oceanic -- Lithospheric flexure -- Magmatic processes -- Magnetic data acquisition, Airborne -- Magnetic data acquisition, Satellite -- Magnetic data acquisition, Surface -- Magnetic data, Interpretation -- Magnetic data, Reduction -- Magnetic gradiometry -- Magnetic methods, Principles -- Magnetic properties of rocks and minerals -- Magnetic response of simple geometries -- magnetics -- Magnetometers -- Mantle plumes, convection -- Mantle plumes, hotspots -- Mantle plumes, partial melting -- Mantle plumes, structure -- Mantle, anisotropy -- Mantle, convection -- Mantle, D" layer -- Mantle, electrical structure -- Mantle, phase transitions -- Mantle, rheology -- Mantle, seismic tomography -- Mantle, structure -- Mantle, temperature -- Micro-seismicity -- Mid-oceanic ridges, convection -- Mid-oceanic ridges, gravity anomaly -- Mid-oceanic ridges, structure -- Mid-oceanic ridges, thermal structure -- Mid-oceanic ridges, tomographic images -- Mid-oceanic ridges, volcanism -- MT interpretation -- MT static effects -- MT time series analysis -- Natural EM source fields -- Natural source EM surveys -- Noise in geophysical data -- Numerical methods, Boundary Element -- Numerical methods, Domain decomposition -- Numerical methods, Finite Difference -- Numerical methods, Finite Element -- Numerical methods, Multigrid -- Paleomagnetism, Magnetostratigraphy -- Paleomagnetism, observations -- Paleomagnetism, theory -- Paleoseismology -- Paleo-temperatures -- Past plates reconstructions -- Plate driving forces -- Plate motion and climate change -- Plate tectonics -- Poroelasticity -- Potential fields, spherical harmonic analysis -- Pressure-Temperature-time paths -- Radiometric dating -- Remnant magnetization -- Remote sensing -- Rock magnetism -- SAR interferometry -- Sedimentary basins formation -- Seismic anisotropy -- Seismic attenuation -- Seismic data, acquisition techniques -- Seismic data, processing -- Seismic data, travel time inversion -- Seismic hazard assesment -- Seismic instrumentation -- Seismic microzonation -- Seismic migration: Theory and algorithms -- Seismic structure, global models -- Seismic tomography -- Seismic velocity - temperature relationship -- Seismic velocity-density relationship -- Seismic waves in the Earth -- Seismic, imaging -- Seismic, instrumentation -- Seismic, properties of rocks -- Seismic, ray theory -- Seismic, Receiver function technique -- Seismic, scattering -- Seismic, source wavelet -- Seismic, waveform modelling and inversion -- Seismicity, global -- Seismicity, intraplate -- Seismicity, triggered / induced -- Seismo-electromagnetic precursors -- Seismogram -- Seismological networks -- Seismometer and seismograph -- Slow earthquakes -- Sources of heat in the earth -- Stress in lithosphere -- Subduction zones, convection -- Subduction zones, detachment -- Subduction zones, gravity anomaly -- Subduction zones, structure -- Subduction zones, thermal structure -- Subduction zones, tomographic images -- Subduction zones, volcanism -- Surface paleo-temperatures estimation -- Surface wave dispersion -- Thermal isostasy -- Thermal properties of rocks -- Lithospheric imaging, integrated methods -- Time-lapse seismics -- Tsunami -- Vertical crustal movements -- Vertical seismic profiling -- Very Long baseline Interferometry (VLBI) -- Wavelet analysis -- Well logging.

The past few decades have witnessed the growth of the Earth Sciences in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the planet that we live on. This development addresses the challenging endeavor to enrich human lives with the bounties of Nature as well as to preserve the planet for the generations to come. Solid Earth Geophysics aspires to define and quantify the internal structure and processes of the Earth in terms of the principles of physics and forms the intrinsic framework, which other allied disciplines utilize for more specific investigations. The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics was published in 1989 by Van Nostrand Reinhold publishing company. More than two decades later, this new volume, edited by Prof. Harsh K. Gupta, represents a thoroughly revised and expanded reference work. It brings together more than 200 articles covering established and new concepts of Geophysics across the various sub-disciplines such as Gravity, Geodesy, Geomagnetism, Seismology, Seismics, Deep Earth Processes, Plate Tectonics, Thermal Domains, Computational Methods, etc. in a systematic and consistent format and standard. It is an authoritative and current reference source with extraordinary width of scope. It draws its unique strength from the expert contributions of editors and authors across the globe. It is designed  to serve as a valuable and cherished source of information for current and future generations of professionals.

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