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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition: A Colour Atlas

W.S. MacKenzie, A.E. Adams, K.H. Brodie
November 15, 2017

This concise, clear and handy–sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full...

Fractals: Concepts and Applications in Geosciences

Behzad Ghanbarian, Allen G. Hunt
November 14, 2017

This book provides theoretical concepts and applications of fractals and multifractals to a broad range of audiences from various scientific communities, such as petroleum, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, atmospheric research, and hydrology. In the first chapter, we introduce...

The Physics of Composite and Porous Media

T. J. T. (Tim) Spanos, Norman Udey
November 01, 2017

Building on the success of T.J.T. Spanos's previous book The Thermophysics of Porous Media, The Physics of Composite and Porous Media explains non-linear field theory that describes how physical processes occur in the earth. It describes physical processes associated with the interaction of the...

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

Leonid F. Chernogor, Nathan Blaunstein
October 23, 2017

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment describes experimental and theoretical studies on the effects of rocket burns and launchings on the near-the-Earth environment and geomagnetic fields. It illuminates the main geophysical and...

Spectral Methods in Geodesy and Geophysics

Christopher Jekeli
September 28, 2017

The text develops the principal aspects of applied Fourier analysis and methodology with the main goal to inculcate a different way of perceiving global and regional geodetic and geophysical data, namely from the perspective of the frequency, or spectral, domain rather than the spatial domain. The...

Tubular String Characterization in High Temperature High Pressure Oil and Gas Wells

Jiuping Xu, Zezhong Wu
August 30, 2017

High temperature, high oil pressure, oil and gas well completion testing have always been a technical challenge and basic theoretical research is one of the key factors needed to ensure a successful completion test. The completion test basic theory includes: a stress analysis of the completion...

Drilling and Completion in Petroleum Engineering: Theory and Numerical Applications

Xinpu Shen, Mao Bai, William Standifird
June 29, 2017

Modern petroleum and petrotechnical engineering is increasingly challenging due to the inherently scarce and decreasing number of global petroleum resources. Exploiting these resources efficiently will require researchers, scientists, engineers and other practitioners to develop innovative...

Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy

Ruth Signorell, Jonathan P. Reid
May 22, 2017

Helping you better understand the processes, instruments, and methods of aerosol spectroscopy, Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy provides an overview of the state of the art in this rapidly developing field. It covers fundamental aspects of aerosol spectroscopy, applications to...

Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications

Pranab Kumar Karmakar
March 31, 2017

The ability to effectively monitor the atmosphere on a continuous basis requires remote sensing in microwave. Written for physicists and engineers working in the area of microwave sensing of the atmosphere, Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications is completely...

Physics of Coal and Mining Processes

Anatoly D. Alexeev
March 30, 2017

Around the world, on average, four coal miners die for each million tons of coal recovered. Improving the safety of mining work while responding to the need for increased coal production, however, is impossible without further development of the physics of mining processes. A relatively new branch...

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Pranab Kumar Karmakar
March 29, 2017

Because prevailing atmospheric/troposcopic conditions greatly influence radio wave propagation above 10 GHz, the unguided propagation of microwaves in the neutral atmosphere can directly impact many vital applications in science and engineering. These include transmission of intelligence, and radar...

Solar Planetary Systems: Stardust to Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Planetary Sciences

Asit B. Bhattacharya, Jeffrey M. Lichtman
December 13, 2016

The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the...

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