Special Issue on Three-Dimensional Structural Modeling

in: Mathematical Geosciences, 46:8 (905-908)

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) structural models are generalizations of geological maps and cross-sections used by geologists for the last 200 years. They describe the geometry and layout of rock units in 3D space by honoring available observations, measurements and geological concepts. They are used on a daily basis in industry and academia to improve one’s understanding of an area, to quantify geological processes and to address natural resource management problems (oil and gas, mining, geothermal energy, ground water). This area of research raises interesting questions concerning the ways to build these models and to appropriately describe, analyze and reduce the associated uncertainty. For these ends, new conceptual models relating to geological processes and geometric parameters are needed. This issue gathers contributions regarding all of these aspects. [...]

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@ARTICLE{,
    author = { Caumon, Guillaume and Collon, Pauline },
     title = { Special Issue on Three-Dimensional Structural Modeling },
     month = { "nov" },
   journal = { Mathematical Geosciences },
    volume = { 46 },
    number = { 8 },
      year = { 2014 },
     pages = { 905-908 },
       url = { http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11004-014-9571-9.pdf },
       doi = { 10.1007/s11004-014-9571-9 },
  abstract = { Three-dimensional (3D) structural models are generalizations of geological maps and cross-sections used by geologists for the last 200 years. They describe the geometry and layout of rock units in 3D space by honoring available observations, measurements and geological concepts. They are used on a daily basis in industry and academia to improve one’s understanding of an area, to quantify geological processes and to address natural resource management problems (oil and gas, mining, geothermal energy, ground water). This area of research raises interesting questions concerning the ways to build these models and to appropriately describe, analyze and reduce the associated uncertainty. For these ends, new conceptual models relating to geological processes and geometric parameters are needed. This issue gathers contributions regarding all of these aspects. [...] }
}