Earthquake Thermodynamics and Phase Transformation in the Earth's Interior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126851854, 9780080530659

Earthquake Thermodynamics and Phase Transformation in the Earth's Interior, Volume 76

1st Edition

Series Editors: Renata Dmowska James Holton
Editors: Roman Teisseyre Eugeniusz Majewski
eBook ISBN: 9780080530659
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126851854
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th October 2000
Page Count: 674
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)
20% off
20% off
20% off
20% off
118.00
94.40
14300.00
11440.00
95.00
76.00
155.00
124.00
Unavailable
Price includes VAT (GST)
DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Description

A group of distinguished scientists contributes to the foundations of a new discipline in Earth sciences: earthquake thermodynamics and thermodynamics of formation of the Earth's interior structures. The predictive powers of thermodynamics are so great that those aspiring to model earthquake and the Earth's interior will certainly wish to be able to use the theory. Thermodynamics is our only method of understanding and predicting the behavior of many environmental, atmospheric, and geological processes. The need for Earth scientists to develop a functional knowledge of thermodynamic concepts and methodology is therefore urgent. Sources of an entropy increase the dissipative and self-organizing systems driving the evolution and dynamics of the Universe and Earth through irreversible processes. The non-linear interactions lead to the formation of fractal structures. From the structural phase transformations the important interior boundaries emerge.

Non-linear interactions between the defects in solids lead the authors to develop the physics of continua with a dense distribution of defects. Disclinations and dislocations interact during a slow evolution as well as during rapid dynamic events, like earthquakes. Splitting the dynamic processes into the 2D fault done and 3D surrounding space brings a new tool for describing the slip nucleation and propagation along the earthquake faults. Seismic efficiency, rupture velocity, and complexity of seismic source zone are considered from different points of view, fracture band earthquake model is developed on the basis of thermodynamics of line defects, like dislocations. Earthquake thermodynamics offers us a microscopic model of earthquake sources.

Physics of defects helps the authors decscribe and explain a number of precursory phenomena caused by the buildup of stresses. Anomalies in electric polarization and electromagnetic radiation prior to earthquakes are considered from this point of view. Through the thermodynamic approach, the authors arrive at the fascinating question of posssibility of earthquake prediction. In general, the Earth is considered here as a multicomponent system. Transport phenomena as well as wave propagation and shock waves are considered in this system subjected also to chemical and phase transformations.

Readership

Geologists, geophysicists, seismologists in academia and industry


Details

No. of pages:
674
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080530659
Hardcover ISBN:
9780126851854

About the Series Editors

Renata Dmowska Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

James Holton Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

About the Editors

Roman Teisseyre Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Eugeniusz Majewski Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland