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Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles - James C. G. Walker

Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles

Hardcover

Published: 27th December 1990
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The dynamic, evolving Earth, and the mathematical representation of its geochemical changes are the subject of this timely, helpful handbook. Global warming, changes in the ocean, and the effects of fossil fuel combustion are just a few of the phenomena that make the development of geochemical models critical. But what computational methods will help to accurately carry out this task? This new text teaches the methodology of computational simulation of environmental change. The author presents interesting applications of his methods to describe the response of the ocean and atmosphere to the infusion of pollutants, the effect of evaporation on seawater composition, climate change, and many other aspects of the Earth's evolving ecosystem. He also presents simple approaches for solving non-linear systems, calculating isotope ratios, and dealing with chains of identical reservoirs. With creative programs that can be executed on any personal computer, Walker offers earth scientists the techniques necessary to address the key problems in their field.

"The first book that I know of to deal with the numerical treatment of global and environmental changes. It does so with enthusiasm and a charming do-it-yourself because it's fun approach." --Mathematical Geology "Highly recommended for the many earth scientists who have eagerly awaited a straightforward manual on modeling, and for educators who wish to use models or their classroom predictions." --Journal of Geological Education "The first book that I know of to deal with the numerical treatment of global and environmental changes. It does so with enthusiasm and a charming do-it-yourself because it's fun approach." --Mathematical Geology "Highly recommended for the many earth scientists who have eagerly awaited a straightforward manual on modeling, and for educators who wish to use models or their classroom predictions." --Journal of Geological Education

1: Why Simulate? 2: How to Calculate a Compositional History 3: How to Deal with Several Reservoirs 4: How to Solve a Nonlinear System 5: The Carbon System and Several Useful Procedures 6: How to Calculate Isotope Ratios 7: Climate: A Chain of Identical Reservoirs 8: Interacting Species in Identical Reservoirs References List of Programs Index

ISBN: 9780195045208
ISBN-10: 0195045203
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 27th December 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39