The Earth's Dissipative Structures

Fundamental Wave Properties of Substance

  • Oleg V. Petrov

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

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This volume describes physical, formal mathematical and exterior (morpho-structural) manifestations of wave dynamics of the Earth, defining both its deep structural image, and the external shape of planet. In addition to the standard imagination about waves in the geological environment as short-term seismological and seismic effects, wave dynamics of the Earth are considered as long-time process, comparable to the geochronological scale. The book consists of a systematic description of the conformities discovered in the set of heterogeneous and different-order objects, which have space-related regularity and recurrence at the different levels of resolution of analysis of natural systems. For expert-geologist it includes the basis of the geodynamic wave-related concept which enables to add to the traditional concept of plate tectonics, as well as the methods of quantitative interpretation of measured geo-fields.


Seismotomography Benard cells Gravitational waves Fractal dimension Paleogeodynamics Wave dynamics Wave structurization Nonuniform geosystems Self-organizing in geosystems Mathematical justification of wave dynamics Earth structure and dynamics

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  • Oleg V. Petrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI)St. PetersburgRussia

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