Evaluation of Uncertainties and Risks in Geology

New Mathematical Approaches for their Handling

  • György Bárdossy
  • János Fodor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 1-2
  3. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 3-12
  4. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 13-39
  5. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 41-109
  6. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 111-198
  7. György Bárdossy, János Fodor
    Pages 199-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-223

About this book


High levels of uncertainty are a trademark of geological investigations, such as the search for oil, diamonds, and uranium. So business ventures related to geology, such as mineral exploration and mining, are naturally associated with higher risks than more traditional entrepreneurial ventures in industry and economy. There are also a number of dangerous natural hazards, e.g. earthquakes, volcanic activities, and inundations, that are the direct result of geological processes. It is of paramount interest to study them all, to describe them, to understand their origin and - if possible - to predict them. While uncertainties, geological risks and natural hazards are often mentioned in geological textbooks, conferences papers, and articles, no comprehensive and systematic evaluation has so far been attempted. This book, written at an appropriately sophisticated level to deal with complexity of these problems, presents a detailed evaluation of the entire problem, discussing it from both, the geological and the mathematical aspects.


Mathematica earthquake earthquakes fuzzy geological processes geology geostatistics mathematical methods mineral modeling modelling natural hazards risk analysis simulations statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • György Bárdossy
    • 1
  • János Fodor
    • 2
  1. 1.Member of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary ScienceSzent Istv\’an UniversityBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05833-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07138-0
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