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Global Dynamics of the Earth

Applications of Normal Mode Relaxation Theory to Solid-Earth Geophysics

  • Roberto Sabadini
  • Bert Vermeersen

Part of the Modern Approaches in Geophysics book series (MAGE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 1-44
  3. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 45-97
  4. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 99-126
  5. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 127-172
  6. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 173-188
  7. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 189-226
  8. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 227-267
  9. Roberto Sabadini, Bert Vermeersen
    Pages 269-291
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 293-329

About this book

Introduction

This volume opens up new perspectives on the physics of the Earth's interior for graduate students and researchers working in the fields of geophysics and geodesy. It looks at our planet in an integrated fashion, linking the physics of its interior to the geophysical and geodetic techniques that record, over a broad spectrum of spatial wavelengths, the ongoing modifications in the shape and gravity field of the planet. Basic issues related to the rheological properties of the Earth's mantle and to its slow deformation will be understood, in both mathematical and physical terms, within the framework of an analytical normal mode relaxation theory. Fundamentals of this theory are developed in the first, tutorial part. The second part deals with a wide range of applications, ranging from changes in the Earth's rotation to post-seismic deformation and sea-level variations induced by post-glacial rebound. In the study of the physics of the Earth's interior, the book bridges the gap between seismology and geodynamics.

Keywords

Deformation geodesy geophysics satellite subduction tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Sabadini
    • 1
  • Bert Vermeersen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1709-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1268-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1709-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6096
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