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This textbook describes some of the most effective and straightforward quantitative techniques for modeling Earth surface processes. By emphasizing a core set of equations and solution techniques, the book presents state-of-the-art models currently employed in Earth surface process research, as well as a set of simple but practical research tools. Detailed case studies demonstrate application of the methods to a wide variety of processes including hillslope, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, tectonic, and climatic systems. Exercises at the end of each chapter begin with simple calculations and then progress to more sophisticated problems that require computer programming. All the necessary computer codes are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521855976. Assuming some knowledge of calculus and basic programming experience, this quantitative textbook is designed for advanced geomorphology courses and as a reference book for professional researchers in Earth and planetary science looking for a quantitative approach to Earth surface processes.Read more
- Takes a strongly quantitative approach, which is not presented in other textbooks on the topic
- Contains end-of-chapter review questions, allowing the reader to monitor their understanding of the material presented
- Includes programming code so the reader can implement the methods in their own work
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"Revolutionary!! A new powerful instrument for the study of the Earth’s surface that will change the intellectual landscape of this discipline. Rigorous and engaging, this book will train a new generation of scientists in the tools and techniques of quantitative surface processes. Indispensable for anyone interested in process geomorphology from a modern point of view."
- Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston UniversitySee more reviews
"...[this book] will undoubtedly be of value to anyone interested in predictive approaches to problems in geology and geomorphology in particular." - The Leading Edge
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- Date Published: September 2008
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521855976
- length: 304 pages
- dimensions: 252 x 192 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.84kg
- contains: 184 b/w illus. 12 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
3. The diffusion equation
4. Flow routing
5. The advection/wave equation
6. Flexural isostasy
7. Non-Newtonian flow equations
9. Stochastic processes
Appendix 1. Codes for solving the diffusion equation
Appendix 2. Codes for flow routing
Appendix 3. Codes for solving the advection equation
Appendix 4. Codes for solving the flexure equation
Appendix 5. Codes for modeling non-Newtonian flows
Appendix 6. Codes for modeling instabilities
Appendix 7. Codes for modeling stochastic processes
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