The overall aim of the book is to introduce students to the typical course of a data analysis project in earth sciences. The project starts with searching of the relevant literature, reviewing and ranking of the published books and journal articles, extracting the relevant information as text, data or graphs from the literature, searching and processing the corresponding original data with MATLAB, and compiling and presenting the results as posters, abstracts and oral presentations using graphics design software. The text includes numerous examples on the use of internet resources, on visualization of data with MATLAB and on prepare scientific presentations. Like its sister book MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences-3rd Edition (2010), which demonstrates the use of statistical and numerical methods on earth science data, the new book also uses state-of-the art software packages including MATLAB and the Adobe Create Suite to process and present geoscientific information collected in the course of a project in earth sciences.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG