Computational Challenges in the Geosciences, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461474345
  • ISBN-13: 9781461474340
  • DDC: 550.15118
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 167 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Computational Challenges in the Geosciences addresses a cross-section of grand challenge problems arising in geoscience applications, including groundwater and petroleum reservoir simulation, hurricane storm surge, oceanography, volcanic eruptions and landslides, and tsunamis.  Each of these applications gives rise to complex physical and mathematical models spanning multiple space-time scales, which can only be studied through computer simulation.  The data required by the models is often highly uncertain, and the numerical solution of the models requires sophisticated algorithms which are mathematically accurate, computationally efficient and yet must preserve basic physical properties of the models.  This volume summarizes current methodologies and future research challenges in this broad and important field. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Physical and Computational Issues in the Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation.
2: Modeling Hazardous, Free-Surface Geophysical Flows with Depth-Averaged Hyperbolic Systems and Adaptive Numerical Methods.
3: Real-Time Forecasting and Visualization of Hurricane Waves and Storm Surge Using SWAN + ADCIRC and FigureGen.
4: Methane in Subsurface: Mathematical Modeling and Computational Challenges.
5: Fast Algorithms for Bayesian Inversion.
6: Modeling Spatial and Structural Uncertainty in the Subsurface.