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The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Roy Livermore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Written in a witty and informal style, this book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner, showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, and ... More


Why markets crash

Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes, and Stefan Hutzler

in Econophysics and Physical Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199674701
eISBN:
9780191780066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674701.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents and addresses more immediately relevant questions that usually concern investors, and which are much harder to address than those questions previously explored in the book. It ... More


Plate Tectonics by Jerks

Roy Livermore

in The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Anyone living around the Pacific Ocean will be familiar with plate tectonics by jerks. That is, periods of quiescence when nothing much seems to be happening, punctuated by very large, frequently ... More


Applications in Earth Sciences

Heiner Igel

in Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198717409
eISBN:
9780191835070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717409.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The domains of applications in seismology where simulation of seismic wavefields are needed are discussed. These include: geophysical exploration, regional wave propagation, global and planetary ... More


Natural Disasters and Civilization

Peter Townsend

in The Dark Side of Technology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790532
eISBN:
9780191831836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790532.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

There is a fascination with naturally occurring events such as volcanoes, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Their timing and magnitude are unpredictable, but in a technologically based world these ... More


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