Progress in Geomathematics (Google eBook)

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Graeme Bonham-Carter, Cheng Qiuming
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 20, 2008 - Science - 554 pages
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Celebrating Frits Agterberg’s half-century of publication activity in geomathematics, this volume’s 28 timely papers, written by his friends and colleagues, treat a variety of subjects of current interest, many of them also studied by Frits, including: spatial analysis in mineral resource assessment, quantitative stratigraphy, nonlinear multifractal models, compositional data analysis, time series analysis, image analysis, and geostatistics. Professor Agterberg published his first paper as a graduate student in 1958 and has since produced (and continues to publish) a steady stream of research papers on a wide variety of subjects of interest to geomathematical practitioners. Most of the papers included here address methodology and feature practical case studies, so that the book likely has broad appeal to those interested in mathematical geosciences, both to academic researchers seeking a comprehensive overview and also to practitioners of geomathematical approaches in industry.

  

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Contents

The Role of Frederik Pieter Agterberg in the Development of Geomathematics
5
Another Look at the Chemical Relationships in the Dissolved Phase of Complex River Systems
23
A Critical Approach to Probability Laws in Geochemistry
38
Investigation of the Structure of Geological Process Through Multivariate Statistical AnalysisThe Creation of a Coal
53
Master of the ObscureAutomated Geostatistical Classification in Presence of Complex Geophysical Processes
79
Field Observations of 2005 and Structural Analysis of its Evolution
112
Spatiotemporal Continuity of Sequential Rain Suggested by 3D Variogram
131
Anisotropic Scaling Models of Rock Density and the Earths Surface Gravity Field
151
Increasing Resolution in Exploration Biostratigraphy Part I
353
Increasing Resolution in Exploration Biostratigraphy Part II
368
Example of Creative Application of Statistics in Geology
379
Useful Tools for Geometric Morphometrics in Biology and Paleontology
393
A Note on Seasonal Variation in Radiolarian Abundance
417
A Pennsylvanian CaseStudy from the Illinois Basin
435
The Beta Distribution for Categorical Variables at Different Support
444
Enhancement of Seafloor Maps for Mecklenburg Bay Baltic Sea Using Proxy Variables
457

Nonlinear Theory and PowerLaw Models for Information Integration and Mineral Resources Quantitative Assessments
195
Mineral Potential Modelling for the Greater Nahanni Ecosystem Using GIS Based Analytical Methods
226
Map Scale Effects on Estimating the Number of Undiscovered Mineral Deposits
271
Are Fractal Dimensions of the Spatial Distribution of Mineral Deposits Meaningful?
284
African Neoproterozoic Mineral Deposits and Pan African Metallogenesis
303
On Blind Tests and Spatial Prediction Models
314
A Simulation Study of the Effects of Changing Transect Width and Number
333
Statistical Analysis of Physiographic and Structural Directional Data in the US Midcontinent Kansas
481
A Tool for Detection of Relationships Between Paleoclimate Proxy Records
499
On Correlational Properties for Volcanic Earthquakes Associated with Asamayama Japan 19832005
513
Crosscorrelation of Sea Levels
528
Diversion of Flooding Rivers to Residual Mining Open Pits
535
A Christmas Parking Lot Problem
545
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Graeme Bonham-Carter, who retired from the Geological Survey of Canada, has published extensively on computer methods in the geosciences. His two textbooks "Computer Simulation in Geology" (Wiley, 1970, with John Harbaugh) and "Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists: Modelling with GIS" (Pergamon, 1994) have been widely used and cited. He was Editor in Chief of Computers & Geosciences for 11 years.

Qiuming Cheng is Professor at York University (Toronto) and Director of State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources at China University of Geosciences in Wuhan. He has published extensively on spatial analysis, GIS, fractal and multifractal models, spatial decision support

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