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Methods of Display of Ocean Survey Data, Volume 2

  • 1st Edition
  • R.H.W. Linton
  • English
This collection of papers resulted from a session on marine cartography that was part of the International Cartographic Conference, held in Ottawa, Canada 1972. At that conference a Working Group on Marine Cartography was established which later became the I.C.A. Commission on Oceanic, and later Marine Cartography, which has been responsible for arranging the meeting at Brest at which the papers in this volume were presented.This collection of papers is the record of but one of many fora which are now taking place. The meetings and papers represent but a fraction of the knowledge that is needed but together they form to provide the science of marine data processing and communication which is essential knowledge if we are one day to fully understand and manage the oceans.

ICA 1959-84

  • 1st Edition
  • F J Ormeling
  • English
It is a common problem in all organizations to find the time and resources to record the past for posterity whilst heavily pressed in fulfilling present-day commitments and in planning for the future. Yet it is valuable to keep records, especially in new organisations which are growing quickly and have limited resources because much of what is happening is held only in a few members' heads, and, if not set down, would soon be lost.The ICA is fortunate to have had Professor Dr. F.J. Ormeling Sr. carry out the task of recording the founding, growth, people and activities of its first twenty-five years.The book starts with the meetings and reasoning which led to the foundation of the Association, describing the twelve conferences in retrospect, the twenty-five years of map exhibitions, the Commissions and their activities, and reviews the Association's publications. It proceeds to set out the ICA's policy towards the Third World, records seminars held in China and India, and describes the relations with sister organisations in surveying, mapping and geography, and also includes a comprehensive review of cartographic periodicals of the world as they exist in the mid- 1980'sThis volume will undoubtedly prove its usefulness in the future as cartographic scholars work to research the early history of the ICA.

Seismic Fracture Characterization

  • 1st Edition
  • December 6, 2013
  • Enru Liu
  • English
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During the last three decades, seismic anisotropy has evolved from a purely academic research topic into applications in the mainstream of applied geophysics. Today, nobody doubts that the earth is anisotropic and most (if not all) hydrocarbon reservoirs are anisotropic. Since shale accounts for 70% of sedimentary basins and fractures exist in all reservoirs, seismic anisotropy may be even more extensive than we think. Taking anisotropy into account in seismic processing has improved the quality of seismic images, even though it makes seismic processing more challenging since additional parameters are needed. At the same time, fracture characterization using the concept of seismic anisotropy has added value in reservoir characterization, reservoir management, and has increased recovery and optimized well locations. This book and the associated course provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of seismic fracture characterization by introducing seismic anisotropy, equivalent-medium representation theories of fractured rock and methodologies for extracting fracture parameters from seismic data. We focus on practical applications using extensive field data examples.