Springer celebrates 175 years of publishing excellence! Join us >>

Springer Geochemistry

Geochemical Modelling of Igneous Processes – Principles And Recipes in R Language

Bringing the Power of R to a Geochemical Community

Authors: Janoušek, V., Moyen, J.-F., Martin, H., Erban, V., Farrow, C.

  • Provides basics of R language syntax and its application to geochemical problems; gives a comprehensive introduction to the GCDkit system
  • Explains fundamentals of numerical modelling of igneous processes (including not only formulae, but also showing the successful modelling strategies)
  • Includes numerous worked examples indicating how geochemical modelling helps us to understand geological problems
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46792-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46791-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51687-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The aim of this book is to unlock the power of the freeware R language to advanced university students and researchers dealing with whole-rock geochemistry of (meta-) igneous rocks. The first part covers data input/output, calculation of commonly used indexes and plotting in R. The core of the book then focusses on the presentation and practical implementations of modelling techniques used for fingerprinting processes such as partial melting, fractional crystallization, binary mixing or AFC using major-, trace-element and radiogenic isotope data. The reader will be given a firm theoretical basis for forward/reverse modelling, followed by exercises dealing with typical problems likely to be encountered in real life, and their solutions using R. The concluding sections demonstrate, using practical examples, how a researcher can proceed in developing a realistic model simulating natural systems. The appendices outline the fundamentals of the R language and provide a quick introduction to the open-source R-package GCDkit for interpretation of whole-rock geochemical data from igneous and metamorphic rocks.

About the authors

Vojtěch Janoušek (*1968) is associate professor at the Charles University in Prague, employed in the radiogenic isotopes laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey. He received a MSci from the Charles University and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Glasgow. His research focusses on igneous geochemistry, geochronology and numerical modelling as well as computing in geosciences. He is editor-in-chief of open-access Journal of Geosciences.

Jean-François Moyen is professor at the University of Saint-Etienne, France. He obtained a PhD in petrology and geochemistry at the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France), and was a post-doc and then lecturer in Stellenbosch, South Africa (2003–2009). His research interests include geochemical modelling, igneous petrology and geochemistry.

Hervé Martin is Professor at the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where he works in the “Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans”. The research that he develops consists in modeling the geochemical behaviour of major and trace elements in order to constrain the petrogenesis of the Earth’s primitive continental crust, as well as magma genesis in modern subduction zones.

Vojtěch Erban is working at the Radiogenic Isotopes Laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey in Prague. His professional interests comprise geochemistry, isotope analytics and geochemical modelling.

Colin Farrow is an IT specialist and former member of the Department of Geology & Applied Geology, University of Glasgow with an interest in developing software for geological data analysis.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46792-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46791-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51687-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geochemical Modelling of Igneous Processes – Principles And Recipes in R Language
Book Subtitle
Bringing the Power of R to a Geochemical Community
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geochemistry
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46792-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46792-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46791-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51687-4
Series ISSN
2366-6293
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
246 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
Topics