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Author Pelletier, Jon D

Title Quantitative modeling of earth surface processes / Jon D. Pelletier
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 295 pages)
Contents The diffusion equation -- Flow routing -- The advection/wave equation -- Flexural isostasy -- Non-Newtonian flow equations -- Instabilities -- Stochastic processes
Summary This textbook describes some of the most effective and straightforward quantitative techniques for modeling Earth surface processes. By emphasizing a core set of equations and solution techniques, the book presents state-of-the-art models currently employed in Earth surface process research, as well as a set of simple but practical research tools. Detailed case studies demonstrate application of the methods to a wide variety of processes including hillslope, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, tectonic, and climatic systems. Exercises at the end of each chapter begin with simple calculations and then progress to more sophisticated problems that require computer programming. All the necessary computer codes are available online at Assuming some knowledge of calculus and basic programming experience, this quantitative textbook is designed for advanced geomorphology courses and as a reference book for professional researchers in Earth and planetary science looking for a quantitative approach to Earth surface processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geomorphology -- Mathematical models
Geomorphology -- Data processing
Earth sciences -- Mathematical models
Earth sciences -- Data processing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511813849