Synopses & Reviews
This book introduces an integrated, three-dimensional approach to geological characterization using a computer, covering information management, geological interpretation and modeling, geostatistical analysis and prediction, spatial analysis, risk assessment and computer visualization. It emphasizes the practical application of modern computer techniques, and provides the necessary theoretical detail and background. The book includes case studies of applications to soil contamination assessment, hazardous waste site characterization, mineral deposit evaluation, oil reservoir evaluation and geotechnical investigation, and contains numerous gray scale and color illustrations from computer visualization.
This book is not only a reference work, but also provides a practical introduction to computer techniques for geological characterization, useful to both students and professionals in the geosciences, with emphasis on applications to environmental remediation and waste management.