Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

1st Edition

By Ralph R.B. Von Frese

CRC Press

350 pages | 130 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138627789
pub: 2019-08-01
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This hands-on textbook introduces basic concepts of modern digital data analysis and graphics including numerical/graphical calculus, measurement units and dimensional analysis, non-statistical and statistical error analysis, etc. It emphasizes array-based or matrix inversion and spectral analysis using the fast Fourier transform (FFT) that dominates modern data analysis. It is comprehensive and better suited for student exploration efforts using modern equation solving software like MATLAB®, Mathematica, MathCad, etc. This textbook is focused on the basic mathematical methods, which distinguishes it from the rest of software focused textbooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Data Attributes. Error Analysis. Statistics. Data Sampling. Linear Regression. Linear Regression by Matrix Inversion. Basic Digital Data Analysis. Data Inversion or Modeling. Trial-and-Error Methods. Array Methods. Spectral Analysis. Data Interrogation. Data Graphics. Key Concepts.

About the Author

Ralph R.B. von Frese is Professor of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in geomathematics, geophysics, and environmental and earth sciences since 1982. His research has focused mostly on archaeological and planetary applications of gravity and magnetic fields, and he has authored or co-authored an exploration geophysics textbook and more than 125 journal publications including 3 special journal volumes, and served on several government and scientific panels. He is a founding co- chair of the Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project (ADMAP), an international collaboration of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA). He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geological Society of America.

John W. Olesik is Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in data analysis and geochemistry. He and his group operate the Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL), which is focused on (1) enhancing accuracy, precision and detection limits provided by plasma-based instruments for elemental analysis, (2) investigating the fundamental chemistry and physics to convert samples to atoms and ions, and (3) applying plasma spectrometry for elemental chemical analysis of biogeochemical, geological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental samples. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Spectrochimica Acta Part B and Spectroscopy, and is a Regional Associate Editor of the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. He is recipient of the 2001 Society of Applied Spectroscopy Lester Strock Award, and the 2009 Spectrochemical Analysis Award from the American Chemical Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology