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Applicable to the full-range of images generated from digital photography, light and electron microscopy
Much needed book for earth and material scientists as well as university teaching programs
Based on free software Image SXM
Image Analysis in Earth Sciences is a graduate level textbook for researchers and students interested in the quantitative microstructure and texture analysis of earth materials. Methods of analysis and applications are introduced using carefully worked examples. The input images are typically derived from earth materials, acquired at a wide range of scales, through digital photography, light and electron microscopy. The book focuses on image acquisition, pre- and post-processing, on the extraction of objects (segmentation), the analysis of volumes and grain size distributions, on shape fabric analysis (particle and surface fabrics) and the analysis of the frequency domain (FFT and ACF). The last chapters are dedicated to the analysis of crystallographic fabrics and orientation imaging. Throughout the book the free software Image SXM is used.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Grain size and shape analysis - Image analysis - Microstructure and texture analysis - Orientation imaging