Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment

Collecting, Processing and Presenting Geoscientific Information

MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences

Authors: Trauth, Martin, Sillmann, Elisabeth

  • Comprehensive compilation about the presentation of scientific data
  • Provides recipe-based solutions to prepare scientific presentations 
  • Contains numerous examples on how to process geoscientific information
  • Based on mixed open-source and professional tools widely available and very popular
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About this Textbook

This second edition is an intensively revised and updated version of the book MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences. It aims to introduce students to the typical course followed by a data analysis project in earth sciences. A project usually involves searching relevant literature, reviewing and ranking published books and journal articles, extracting relevant information from the literature in the form of text, data, or graphs, searching and processing the relevant original data using MATLAB, and compiling and presenting the results as posters, abstracts, and oral presentations using graphics design software. The text of this book includes numerous examples on the use of internet resources, on the visualization of data with MATLAB, and on preparing scientific presentations. As with the book MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences–4rd Edition (2015), which demonstrates the use of statistical and numerical methods on earth science data, this book uses state-of-the art software packages, including MATLAB and the Adobe Creative Suite, to process and present geoscientific information collected during the course of an earth science project. The book's supplementary electronic material (available online through the publisher's website) includes color versions of all figures, recipes with all the MATLAB commands featured in the book, the example data, exported MATLAB graphics, and screenshots of the most important steps involved in processing the graphics.

About the authors

Martin H. Trauth was born in Landau in der Pfalz in 1963 and studied geophysics and geology at the University of Karlsruhe. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Kiel in 1995 and then became a permanent member of the scientific staff at the University of Potsdam. Following his habilitation in 2003 he became a lecturer, and then in 2011 an adjunct professor, at the University of Potsdam. Since 1990 he has worked on various aspects of historical changes in the climates of East Africa and South America. His projects have aimed to understand the role of the tropics in terminating ice ages, the relationship between climatic changes and human evolution, and the influence that climate anomalies had on mass movements in the Central Andes. Each of these projects has involved the use of MATLAB to apply numerical and statistical methods (such as timeseries analysis and signal processing) to paleoclimate time series, lake-balance modeling, stochastic modeling of bioturbation, age-depth modeling of sedimentary sequences, or the processing of satellite and microscope images. Martin H. Trauth has been teaching a variety of courses on data analysis in earth sciences for more twenty years, both at the University of Potsdam and at other universities around the world.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Scientific Information in Earth Sciences

    Trauth, Martin H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature

    Trauth, Martin H. (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • Internet Resources for Earth Science Data

    Trauth, Martin H. (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • MATLAB as a Visualization Tool

    Trauth, Martin H. (et al.)

    Pages 61-97

  • Visualizing 2D Data in Earth Sciences

    Trauth, Martin H. (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56203-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56202-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collecting, Processing and Presenting Geoscientific Information
Book Subtitle
MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences
Authors
Series Title
Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-56203-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56203-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-56202-4
Series ISSN
2510-1307
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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