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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319068749:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Geomathematics: Theoretical Foundations, Applications and Future Developments [electronic resource]
Author(s): Frits Agterberg
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book provides a wealth of geomathematical case history studies performed by the author during his career at the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada (NRCan-GSC). Several of the techniques newlydeveloped by the author and colleagues that are described in this book have become widely adopted, not only for further research by geomathematical colleagues, but by government organizations and industry worldwide. These includeWeights-of-Evidence modelling, mineral resource e stimation technology, trend surface analysis, automatic stratigraphic correlation and nonlinear geochemical exploration methods. The author has developed maximum likelihood methodologyand spline-fitting techniques for the construction of the international numerical geologic timescale. He has introduced the application of new theory of fractals and multifractals in the geostatistical evaluation of regional mineralresources and ore reserves and to study the spatial distribution of metals in rocks. The book also contains sections deemed important by the author but that have not been widely adopted because they require further research. Theseinclude the geometry of preferred orientations of contours and edge effects on maps, time series analysis of Quaternary retreating ice sheet related sedimentary data, estimation of first and last appearances of fossil taxa fromfrequency distributions of their observed first and last occurrences, tectonic reactivation along pre-existing schistosity planes in fold belts, us e of the grouped jackknife method for bias reduction in geometrical extrapolations, andnew applications of the theory of permanent, volume-independent frequency distributions
Contents:Foreword
Preface
1. Complexity of the Geological Framework and Use of Mathematics
2. Probability and Statistics
3.Maximum Likelihood, Lognormality and Compound Distributions
4.Correlation, Method of Least Squares, Linear Regression and the General Linear Model
5.Prediction of Occurrence of Discrete Events
6. Autocorrelation and Geostatistics
7.2D and 3D Trend Analysis
8.Statistical Analysis of Directional Features
9. Automated Stratigraphic Correlation, Splining and Geological Timescales
10. Fractals
11. Multifractals and Singularity Analysis
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ISBN:9783319068749
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Series:Quantitative Geology and Geostatistics, 0924-1973 : v18
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Geography , Geochemistry , GeologyxMathematics , Geology, Structural , Mines and mineral resources , Paleontology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2008-9781402088377:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:From Fossils to Astrobiology [electronic resource] : Records of Life on Earth and Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures
Author(s): Joseph Seckbach
Maud Walsh
Date:2008
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
Size:1 online resource
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Note:From Fossils to Astrobiology reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the rapidly-developing field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. Many traditional areas of scientific study,including astronomy, chemistry and planetary science, contribute to Astrobiology, but the study of the record of life on planet Earth is critical in guiding investigations in the rest of the cosmos. In this varied book, expertscientists from 15 countries present peer-reviewed, stimula ting reviews of paleontological and astrobiological studies. The overviews of established and emerging techniques for studying modern and ancient microorganisms on Earth andbeyond, will be valuable guides to evaluating biosignatures which could be found i n the extraterrestrial surface or subsurface within the Solar System and beyond. This volume also provides discussion on the controversial reports ofnanobacteria in the Martian meteorite ALH84001. It is a unique volume among Astrobiology monographs in foc using on fossil evidence from the geological record and will be valuable to students and researchers alike
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Contents:Geology
Nanosims Opens a New Window for Deciphering Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Samples
Disentangling the Microbial Fossil Record in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: A Cautionary Tale
Looking Through Windows onto the Earliest History of Life on Earth and Mars
Models for Silicate Fossils of Organic Materials in the Astrobiological Context
Microfossil Phosphatization and Its Astrobiological Implications
Proterozoic Unicellular and Multicellular Fossils from India and Their Implications
Microbial Communities of Stromatolites
Biosedimentological Process
ISBN:9781402088377
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Series:Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, 1566-0400 : v12
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Science (General) , Geology , Paleontology , Microbial ecology , Microbiology , Astrobiology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9781447102311:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Tools for Constructing Chronologies Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries
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Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (54 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4471-0231-1
Contents:1 Bayesian Chronological Data Interpretation: Where Now? -- 2 Pragmatic Bayesians: a Decade of Integrating Radiocarbon Dates into Chronological Models -- 3 Bayesian Inference of Calibration Curves: Application to Archaeomagnetism -- 4
The Synchronization of Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium BC: Natural Science Dating Attempts -- 5 Applications of Formal Model Choice to Archaeological Chronology Building -- 6 Complicated Relations
and Blind Dating: Formal Analysis of Relative Chronological Structures -- 7 Genealogies from Time-Stamped Sequence Data -- 8 Tephrochronology and its Application to Late Quaternary Environmental Reconstruction, with Special Reference
to the North Atlantic Islands -- 9 Constructing Chronologies of Sea-Level Change from Salt-Marsh Sediments -- 10 A Framework for Analysing Fossil Record Data -- 11 Taking Bayes Beyond Radiocarbon: Bayesian Approaches to Some Other
Chronometric Methods
ISBN:9781447102311
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Series:Lecture Notes in Statistics: 177
Keywords: Statistics , Geology , Paleontology , Bioinformatics , Statistics , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Geology , Paleontology , Bioinformatics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2000-9789401142977:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Astronomical Origins of Life Steps Towards Panspermia
Author(s):
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (381 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-4297-7
Contents:Panspermia 2000 -- 1. General Considerations -- On a Possibly Fundamental Principle in Chemistry as Viewed in a Cosmogonic Context -- Biological Activity in the Early Solar System in its Outer Regions -- An Object within a Particle of
Extraterrestrial Origin Compared with an Object of Presumed Terrestrial Origin -- The Viability with Respect to Temperature of Micro-Organisms Incident on the Earth’s Atmosphere -- A Laboratory Experiment with Relevance to the Survival
of Micro-Organisms Entering a Planetary Atmosphere -- Biological Evolution -- Metallic Particles in Astronomy -- The Universe and Life: Deductions from the Weak Anthropic Principle -- Miller-Urey Synthesis in the Nuclei of Galaxies --
2. Cosmic Organic Polymers -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Interstellar Space -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Comets -- Composition of Cometary Dust: the Case against Silicates -- Primitive Grain Clumps and Organic Compounds in Carbonaceous
Chondrites -- Spectroscopic Evidence for Interstellar Grain Clumps in Meteoritic Inclusions -- Calculations of Infrared Fluxes from Galactic Sources for a Polysaccharide Grain Model -- 3. Cosmic Micro-Organisms: Infrared
Characterisation -- Infrared Spectroscopy of Micro-Organisms Near 3.4 ?m in Relation to Geology and Astronomy -- Infrared Spectroscopy over the 2.9-3.9 ?m Waveband in Biochemistry and Astronomy -- 2.8-3.6 ?m Spectra of Micro-Organisms
with Varying H2O Ice-Content -- Organo-Siliceous Biomolecules and the Infrared Spectrum of the Trapezium Nebula -- The Spectroscopic Identification of Interstellar Grains -- The Availability of Phosphorus in the Bacterial Model of the
Interstellar Grains -- Diatoms on Earth, Comets, Europa an. i. Interstellar Space -- A Diatom Model of Dust in the Trapezium Nebula -- Infrared Evidence for Panspermia: An Update -- 4. Evidence from Interstellar Extinction -- On the
Nature of Interstellar Grains -- A Model for Interstellar Extinction -- The Ultraviolet Absorbance of Presumably Interstellar Bacteria and Related Matters -- The Case against Graphite Particles in Interstellar Space -- 5. Biogenic
Aromatic Molecules in Space -- Organic Molecules in Interstellar Dust: A Possible Spectral Signature at ?.2200Å? -- Identification of the ? 2 200 Å Interstellar Absorption Feature -- A Unified Model for the 3.28 ? Emission and the 2200
Å Interstellar Extinction Feature -- Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Very Small Interstellar Grains -- An Integrated 2.5-12.5 ?m Emission Spectrum of Naturally-Occurring Aromatic Molecules -- Biofluorescence and the Extended Red Emission in
Astrophysical Sources -- 6. Comets and Life -- Comets, Ice Ages, and Ecological Catastrophes -- Comets - A Vehicle for Panspermia -- Some Predictions on the Nature of Comet Halley -- A Model of the 2-1 ?m Spectrum of Comet Halley --
Modelling the 5-30 ?ectrum of Comet Halley -- Very Small Dust Particles (VSDP’met C/19962 B2 (Hyakutake) -- The Astonishing Redness of Kuiper-Belt Objects -- Eruptions of Comet Hale-Bopp at 6.5 AU -- Infrared Radiation from Comet
Hale-Bopp
ISBN:9789401142977
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Keywords: Physics , Paleontology , Microbial ecology , Evolutionary biology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Evolutionary Biology , Microbial Ecology , Paleontology
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Call number:SPRINGER-1999-9781461541974:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Reconstructing Ocean History A Window into the Future
Author(s):
Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (443 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-4197-4
Contents:Polar-Tropical and Interhemisphere Linkages -- 1. Polar Tropical and Interhemispheric Linkages: An Introduction -- 2. The Overturning Circulation of the Glacial Atlantic: A View from the Top -- 3. Atlantic Alkenone Sea-Surface
Temperature Records: Low Versus Mid Latitudes and Differences between Hemispheres -- 4. Long- /Short-Term Variations of Monsoon Climate and Its Tele- Connection to Global Change: High Resolution Grain Size Records of Siliciclastic
Sediments from the South China Sea -- Does the Ocean Cause, or Respond to, Abrupt Climatic Changes -- 5. Abrupt Climatic Changes—Causes and Consequences: An Introduction -- 6. Glacial and Interglacial Hydrological Changes in the North
Atlantic Ocean -- 7. Age Screening of Deep-Sea Corals and the Record of Deep North Atlantic Circulation Change at 15.4ka -- 8. Phase Lag of Antarctic and Greenland Temperature in the Last Glacial and Link between CO2 Variations and
Heinrich Events -- 9. Rapid Transitions of the Thermohaline Ocean Circulation: A Modelling Perspective -- 10. On the Reconstruction of Past Levels of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide -- Biotic Responses to Major Paleoceanographic Changes --
11. An Introduction to “Biotic Responses to Major Paleoceanographic Changes” -- 12. Hydrographic and Tectonic Control of Plankton Distribution and Evolution -- 13. Benthic Foraminiferal Response to Major Paleoceanographic Changes: A
View of the Deep-Sea Restaurant Menu -- 14. Using Planktonic Foraminifera as Monitors of the Tropical Surface Ocean -- 15. Primary Production Response to Orbitally Induced Variations of the Southern Oscillation in the Equatorial Indian
Ocean -- Past Warm Climates -- 16. Polar Stratospheric Cloud Forcing in a Greenhouse World: A Climate Modeling Sensitivity Study -- 17. Variability of Extreme Cretaceous-Paleogene Climates: Evidence from Blake Nose (ODP Leg 171B) --
Innovations in Monitoring Ocean History -- 18. Innovations in Monitoring Ocean History: An Introduction to Paleoceanographic Proxies -- 19. Deconvolving Glacial Ocean Carbonate Chemistry from the Planktonic Foraminifera Carbon Isotope
Record -- 20. Non-Invasive Sediment Monitoring Methods: Current and Future Tools for High-Resolution Climate Studies -- 21. Controls on the Carbon Isotopic Composition of Phytoplankton: Paleoceanographic Perspectives -- 22. Past and
Present Coastal Upwelling along the Western Americas -- 23. Magnetic Signature of Rapid Climatic Variations in North Atlantic Sediments
ISBN:9781461541974
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Keywords: Physics , Paleontology , Sedimentology , Oceanography , Atmospheric sciences , Geophysics , Physics , Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Oceanography , Paleontology , Sedimentology , Atmospheric Sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-1990-9789401133500:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoceanography and Taxonomy of Agglutinated Foraminifera
Author(s):
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (1017 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-3350-0
Contents:Agglutinated Foraminifera: An Introduction -- Why are Foraminiferida Foraminifers ? -- Composition and Microstructure of Agglutinated Foraminifer Wall -- Wall Structures of Palaeotextulariid Foraminifers and Discussion of
Microgranular Test Walls -- Partitions and Fistulose Chamberlets in Textulariina -- Abyssal Agglutinates: Back to Basics -- On the Way to the Optimal Suprageneric Classification of Agglutinating Foraminifera -- Revision of the
Trochamminacea and Remaneicacea of the Plymouth District S.W. England, Described by Heron-Allen and Earland (1930) -- Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Palaeogene of the North Sea -- Gerochammina N.G. and Related Genera from the Upper
Cretaceous Flysch-Type Benthic Foraminiferal Fauna, Eastern Carpathians — Romania -- Recent Deep-Sea Agglutinated Foraminifera: A Brief Review -- The Ecology, Distribution and Taxonomy of Crithionina Hispida Flint, 1899 -- High
Latitude Agglutinated Foraminifera: Prydz Bay (Antarctica) vs. Lancaster Sound (Canadian Arctic) -- Biostratigraphy and Paleoecology of Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera at ODP Site 643, Norwegian-Greenland Sea -- Danian Deep-Water
(Bathyal) Agglutinated Foraminifera from Bavaria and Their Comparison with Approximately Coeval Agglutinated Assemblages from Senegal and Trinidad -- Paleoecology of Late Cretaceous to Paleocene Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera
from the North Atlantic and Western Tethys -- Deep Water Agglutinated Foraminiferal Assemblages from Upper Cretaceous Red Shales of the Magura Nappe / Polish Outer Carpathians -- The Oldest Assemblages of Agglutinated Foraminifers of
the Polish Flysch Carpathians -- Faunal Trends and Assemblages of the Northern South China Sea Agglutinated Foraminifera -- Agglutinated Foraminifera in Organic-Rich Neritic Carbonates (Upper Cretaceous, Israel) and Their Use in
Identifying Oxygen Levels in Oxygen-Poor Environments -- Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Albian and Cenomanian of Jordan -- Facies Controlled Distribution of Foraminifera in the Jurassic North Sea Basin -- Variations in Estuarine
Foraminiferal Biofacies with Diminishing Oxygen Conditions in Drammensfjord, SE Norway. -- Seasonality in the Benthic Foraminiferal Community and the Life History of Trochammina Hadai Uchio in Hamana Lake, Japan. -- Recent Marsh
Foraminifera from the East Coast of South America: Comparison to the Northern Hemisphere -- Estuarine and Marsh Foraminifera from the Lower Cretaceous of the Lusitanian Basin, West Portugal -- Recent Marsh-Type Agglutinated
Foraminifera from Inland Salt Springs, Manitoba, Canada -- Biogeographic Distribution of Modern Thecamoebians in a Transect Along the Eastern North American Coast -- Thecamoebians from the Early Cretaceous Deposits of Ruby Creek,
Alberta (Canada) -- Fossil Thecamoebians: Present Status and Prospects for the Future -- Stratigraphically Important Agglutinated Foraminifera in the Badenian (Miocene M4) of Poland -- Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy and Seismic
Sequences — Examples from the Cenozoic of the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin, Arctic Canada -- Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Massignano Section (Ancona, Italy), a Proposed Stratotype for the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary --
Agglutinated Foraminifera, Biostratigraphy and Intraregional Correlation of Upper Cretaceous Deposits of Eastern Urals -- Cretaceous Agglutinated Foraminifera of the UK: A Review -- Agglutinated Foraminiferida from the Albian /
Cenomanian Boundary in SE England -- The Application of Middle Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Agglutinated Foraminifera to the Offshore Correlation of Humber Group Sediments in the North Viking Graben -- Agglutinated Foraminiferal
Stratigraphy of Middle Jurassic to Basal Cretaceous Shales, Central Spitsbergen
ISBN:9789401133500
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Series:NATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences: 327
Keywords: Earth sciences , Paleontology , Earth Sciences , Paleontology , Earth Sciences, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1989-9789400908277:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Tectonics of Suspect Terranes Mountain building and continental growth
Author(s): David G Howell
Date:1989
Size:1 online resource (232 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-0827-7
Contents:1 Introduction -- 1.1 Continents -- 1.2 Oceans -- 1.3 Mountains -- 1.4 Thermally thickened crust -- 1.5 Continental growth -- 1.6 Conclusion -- 2 Plate tectonics: principal elements -- 2.1 Prologue -- 2.2 Plate tectonics -- 2.3
Conclusion -- 3 History of continental growth -- 3.1 Crustal recycling -- 3.2 A global budget -- 3.3 Conclusion -- 4 Suspect terranes -- 4.1 The rationale -- 4.2 Nomenclature -- 4.3 The making of terranes -- 4.4 Precambrian terranes --
4.5 Conclusion -- 5 Kinematics measuring terrane displacements -- 5.1 Overview -- 5.2 Direct measurements -- 5.3 Magnetic lineations -- 5.4 Paleomagnetism -- 5.5 Paleontology -- 5.6 Fault-plane solutions -- 5.7 Conclusion -- 6 Mountain
building and the shaping of continents -- 6.1 Overview -- 6.2 Taiwan to Timor -- 6.3 Himalaya and Tibet plateau -- 6.4 Africa—Europe collision -- 6.5 Cordillera of North America -- 6.6 The Andes -- 6.7 Conclusion -- 7 The strategy of a
field geologist -- 7.1 The role of field geology -- 7.2 A field-mapping strategy -- 7.3 Conclusion -- Glossary of terms -- References
ISBN:9789400908277
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