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Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences

Mathematical Models of Sedimentary Processes

An International Symposium

Editors: Merriam, D. (Ed.)

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This volume reports the results of a symposium held in Heidelberg during the International Sedimentological Congress in late August and early September, 1971. The symposium, co­ sponsored by the International Association for Mathematical Geology, entertained the subject, "Mathematical Models of Sedimentary Processes. " The subject is most appropriate because sedimentologists have long been concerned with processes and mechanisms of sedi­ ment dispersal. Much effort has gone into building physical models such as flumes, stream tables, wave tanks, wind tunnels, etc. , to help understand sedimentological processes. Quantita­ tive methods (especially statistics) have been utilized in summarizing these data. It is timely then with the recent developments of simulation and application of computer tech­ niques that a symposium be addressed to the use of "Mathematical Models of Sedimentary Processes" involving some of these new statistically oriented methods and available data bases. Experimentation in geology has been hampered by a scale factor. That is, it is difficult to find suitab. 1e materials for physical models; it is difficult to find a mechanical de­ vice which properly represents the forces involved; it is almost impossible to allow adequately for geologic time. Sta­ tistically valid models are difficult to obtain with physical models because of material replicate problems. Most problems including the time factor, however, can be eliminated with mathematical models. Mathematical models can be infinitely varied in any number of combinations easily and quickly with the computer.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Optimization Criteria for Mathematical Models Used in Sedimentology

    Bonham-Carter, Graeme

    Pages 1-25

  • Interpretation of Complex Lithologic Successions by Substitutability Analysis

    Davis, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-52

  • Mathematical Models for Hydrologic Processes

    Marsily, G.

    Pages 53-80

  • Mathematical Search Procedures in Facies Modeling in Sedimentary Rocks

    Demirmen, F.

    Pages 81-114

  • Monte Carlo Simulation of Some Flysch Deposits from the East Carpathians

    Dumitriu, Mircea (et al.)

    Pages 115-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Models of Sedimentary Processes
Book Subtitle
An International Symposium
Editors
  • D. Merriam
Series Title
Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences
Copyright
1972
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-1995-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-1995-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-1997-9
Series ISSN
1567-8296
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 271
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations
Topics