Modelling Critical and Catastrophic Phenomena in Geoscience

A Statistical Physics Approach

  • Pratip Bhattacharyya
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 705)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Tutorial: Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXI
    2. P.C. Hemmer, A. Hansen, S. Pradhan
      Pages 27-55
    3. F. Kun, F. Raischel, R.C. Hidalgo, H.J. Herrmann
      Pages 57-92
    4. A. Hansen, J. Mathiesen
      Pages 93-110
  3. Physics Models of Earthquake

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXI
    2. R. Burridge
      Pages 113-153
    3. Bhattacharyya P.
      Pages 155-168
    4. H. Matsukawa, T. Saito
      Pages 169-189
    5. H. Kawamura
      Pages 223-257
    6. M.R.R. Tabar, M. Sahimi, F. Ghasemi, K. Kaviani, M. Allamehzadeh, J. Peinke et al.
      Pages 281-301
  4. Modelling Related Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXI
    2. H.J. Herrmann
      Pages 363-386
    3. A. Mehta
      Pages 387-421
    4. S. Pradhan, B.K. Chakrabarti
      Pages 459-477
  5. Miscellaneous Short Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXI
    2. N.K. Das, H. Chauduri, R.K. Bhandari, D. Ghose, P. Sen, B. Sinha
      Pages 481-490
    3. B. Bal, K. Ghosh
      Pages 491-498
    4. Md. Nurujjaman, R. Narayanan, A.N.S. Iyengar
      Pages 499-505
    5. A.K. Sen, S. Mozumdar
      Pages 507-513
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 521-526

About this book


This book presents a broad survey of models for critical and catastrophic phenomena in the geosciences, with strong emphasis on earthquakes. It assumes the perspective of statistical physics, which provides the theoretical frame for dealing with complex systems in general. This volume addresses graduate students wishing to specialize in the field and researchers working or interested in the field having a background in the physics, geosciences or applied mathematics.


Theoretical physics aftershock critical phenomena earthquake earthquake modelling fracture seismic statistical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pratip Bhattacharyya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentGurudas CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational ScienceSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Division and Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational ScienceSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35373-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35375-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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