Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 15

Benjamin Veress (Editor)
Jozsi Szigethy (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Earth Science Research
BISAC: SCI019000

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This book explores the most recent developments in earth science research. Chapter One discusses the geologic and ancient history of Dahr Safra, Syria. Chapter Two reviews the geographical distribution and geological occurrence of diatom ooze to diatomaceous sediments (diatomite) around the Japanese Islands, the Bering Sea and the Pacific coastal side of Peru and Chile, South America. Chapter Three explores the nature of tectonics and of axial tilt of the Earth. Chapter Four examines the major defects in the Toledo Bend Dam. Chapter Five proposes a projected-Gradient method for joint nonnegative matrix factorization to pansharpen multispectral data. Chapter Six discusses the main types of uranium deposits formed in a variety of geological and tectonic environments. Chapter Seven studies the unmixing of geological events by Gaussian deconvolution on Th-U-Pb age multicomponent data of monazite crystals of granite from São Francisco Craton (Brazil). Chapter Eight focuses on the properties and uses of the lanthanide series. Chapter Nine discusses concurrent design optimization of satellites and reconfigurable constellations. Chapter Ten assesses and compares vegetation indices, surface emissivity models and split-window algorithms used to estimate surface temperature from satellite images. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Geologic and Ancient History of Dahr Safra, NW Syria
Robert F. Mahfoud and George Mead (Professor of Geology, Department of Physics/Geology, McNeese State University, LA, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Diatomite-Diatomaceous Sediments in the Northwest Pacific Area
Itaru Koizumi and Hirofumi Yamamoto (Emeritus Professor of Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3. Nature of Tectonics and Axial Tilt of the Earth: Impact of a Huge Meteorite in North Atlantic
A. Zubow, K. Zubow and V. A. Zubow (Dept. Telecommunication Networks Group, TU Berlin, Germany, and others)

Chapter 4. The Major Defects in the Toledo Bend Dam (Between Louisiana and Texas, U.S.A.)
Robert F. Mahfoud (Professor of Geology, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, USA)

Chapter 5. Projected-Gradient Method for Joint Nonnegative Matrix Factorization to Pansharpen Multispectral Remote Sensing Data
Moussa Sofiane Karoui, Khelifa Djerriri and Issam Boukerch (Centre des Techniques Spatiales, Arzew, Algeria)

Chapter 6. Major Type of Uranium Deposits, Production and Resources
Habes A. Ghrefat, Munazzam Ali Mahar, Fares M. Howari and Philip Goodell (Department of Geology and Geophysics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 7. Unmixing of Geological Events by Gaussian Deconvolution on Th-U-Pb Age Multicomponent Data of Monazite Crystals of Granite from São Francisco Craton (Brazil)
Alexandre de Oliveira Chaves (Institute of Geosciences, Minas Gerais Federal University (IGC-UFMG), Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil)

Chapter 8. The Lanthanide Series: Properties and Uses
Robert F. Mahfoud (Professor of Geology, Department of Physics/Geology, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, USA)

Chapter 9. Concurrent Design Optimization of Satellites and Reconfigurable Constellations
Sung Wook Paek, Olivier L. de Weck and Matthew W. Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and others)

Chapter 10. Uncertainty Assessment and Comparison of Vegetation Indices, Surface Emissivity Models and Split-Window Algorithms used to Estimate Surface Temperature from Satellite Images
Serge Olivier Kotchi, Alain A. Viau, Nathalie Barrette, Valéry Gond, Jae-Dong Jang, and Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi (National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, and others)

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