Handbook of Geomathematics

Editors: Freeden, Willi, Nashed, M. Zuhair, Sonar, Thomas (Eds.)

  • Fills the gap of a basic reference work in the area
  • Consolidates current knowledge on geomathematics by providing succinct summaries of concepts and theories, definitions of terms, biographical entries, organizational profiles, a guide to sources of information, and an overview of the landscapes and contours of geomathematics
  • Contributions are written for a general readership, typically from areas outside the particular research field
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About this Reference Work

During the last three decades geosciences and geo-engineering were influenced by two essential scenarios: First, the technological progress has changed completely the observational and measurement techniques. Modern high speed computers and satellite based techniques are entering more and more all geodisciplines. Second, there is a growing public concern about the future of our planet, its climate, its environment, and about an expected shortage of natural resources. Obviously, both aspects, viz. efficient strategies of protection against threats of a changing Earth and the exceptional situation of getting terrestrial, airborne as well as spaceborne data of better and better quality explain the strong need of new mathematical structures, tools, and methods. Mathematics concerned with geoscientific problems, i.e., Geomathematics, is becoming increasingly important.

The ‘Handbook Geomathematics’ as a central reference work in this area comprises the following scientific fields: (I) observational and measurement key technologies (II) modelling of the system Earth (geosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) (III) analytic, algebraic, and operator-theoretic methods (IV) statistical and stochastic methods (V) computational and numerical analysis methods (VI) historical background and future perspectives.

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“Editors of this Handbook of geomathematics have done an excellent job in collecting a large number of articles … which is likely to determine fruitful directions for further advanced study and research in the 21st century. The main focus is to provide a collection of specialized research, research expository, and survey articles on various topics in geomathematical sciences with an extensive list of current references. These articles have been written by well-known experts who have already made some important contributions to … geomathematical sciences.” (L. Debnath, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 m)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Geomathematics: Its Role, Its Aim, and Its Potential

    Freeden, Willi

    Pages 1-42

  • Navigation on Sea: Topics in the History of Geomathematics

    Sonar, Thomas

    Pages 43-68

  • Earth Observation Satellite Missions and Data Access

    Laur, Henri (et al.)

    Pages 69-92

  • GOCE: Gravitational Gradiometry in a Satellite

    Rummel, Reiner

    Pages 93-103

  • Sources of the Geomagnetic Field and the Modern Data That EnableTheir Investigation

    Olsen, Nils (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Geomathematics
Editors
  • Willi Freeden
  • M. Zuhair Nashed
  • Thomas Sonar
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eReference ISBN
978-3-642-01546-5
Print ISBN
978-3-642-01545-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01547-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 612
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
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