NP3.8/HS13.09

Solid Earth geocomplexity: surface processes, morphology and natural resources over wide ranges of scale (co-organized)
Co-Convener: Q. Cheng 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 22 Apr, 13:30–14:15  / Room 15
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 23 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Halls X/Y
Geocomplex processes and structures occur in the Earth over wide ranges of scale. The underlying non-linear dynamics yield hierarchical, scaling distributions, space-time fractals sets and fields, self-organized critical events. The corresponding nonlinear statistical approaches using wavelets, fractals or multifractals, self-organized criticality provide robust, natural yet simple ways of analyzing and modelling these complex geosystems. Such processes are often characterized by scale independent exponents which can be used for simulations and forecasting.

While contributions are solicited in all areas of solid earth and surface geosciences, this year we will emphasize contributions on natural resources (including the distribution of minerals, ore deposits, petroleum reservoirs, geothermal activity) as well as on Earth surface processes (including volcanic, erosional and tectonic processes). Analyses of remotely sensed, topographic, geochemical and geophysical data are welcome.