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Introduction to Geochemical Modeling

Introduction to Geochemical Modeling


  • Date Published: April 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521578042

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  • Modern geochemistry aims to provide an accurate description of geological processes, and a set of models and quantitative rules that help predict the evolution of geological systems. This work is an introduction to the mathematical methods of geochemical modeling, largely based on examples presented with full solutions. It shows how geochemical problems, dealing with mass balance, equilibrium, fractionation, dynamics, and transport in the igneous, sedimentary and oceanic environments, can be reformulated in terms of equations. Its practical approach then leads to simple but efficient methods of solution. This book should help the motivated reader to overcome the formal difficulties of geochemical modeling, and bring state-of-the-art methods within reach of advanced students in geochemistry and geophysics, as well as in physics and chemistry.

    • Describes essential modern modeling techniques
    • Problem-oriented text with many solutions
    • Emphasizes quantitative approach
    • Hardback (published April 1995) sold over 600 copies in 7 months
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    'One of the books strengths is its use of numerous examples that demonstrate how the mathematical methods can be applied … The book will no doubt promote the future development of geochemistry, and it is strongly recommended.' Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union

    'There is no existing book quite like this: it should be compulsory reading for advanced students, and researchers of geochemistry … The price offers excellent value for money, for a book that will find itself in use for years to come.' David Pyle, Geological Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521578042
    • length: 564 pages
    • dimensions: 238 x 189 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 132 b/w illus. 99 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mass balance, mixing and fractionation
    2. Linear algebra
    3. Useful numerical analysis
    4. Probability and statistics
    5. Inverse methods
    6. Modeling chemical equilibrium
    7. Dynamic systems
    8. Transport, advection and diffusion
    9. Trace elements in magmatic processes

  • Author

    Francis Albarède, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon

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