Extreme Environmental Events

Extreme Environmental Events

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Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change, , and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena.J Geophys Res 84:3596a€”3608 Kagan Y (1973) Statistical methods in the study of the seismic process. Bull Int Stat Inst ... Geophys J Int 106:121a€”134 Kagan Y ( 1991) Fractal dimension of brittle fracture. ... Kossobokov VG (1997) User manual for M8. ... Tectonophysics 41 3:25-31 Libicki E, Ben-Zion Y (2005) Stochastic branching models of fault surfaces and estimated fractal dimensions. ... Pure Appl Geophys 131 :5a€”42 Martinez VJ, Saar E (2002) Statistics of the Galaxy Distribution.

Title:Extreme Environmental Events
Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-11-03

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