Nonlinearity, scaling and complexity in exploration geophysics
Nonlinearity, scaling and complexity in exploration geophysics
Editor(s): S.-A. Ouadfeul, M. Fedi, V. Prasad Dimri, and L. Aliouane
During last decades fractal analysis and in a given measure its multifractal generalization(s), have become very popular tools in exploration geophysics. In petrophysics fractal and multifractal analyses are used for reservoir characterization and in geomagnetism and gravity, they are used for causative sources characterization. In seismic data analysis, fractal analysis is being used for scaling deconvolution of the colored signal of reflectivity etc.

The purpose of this special issue is to gather scientific researches related to this topic to show the utility of the fractal analysis in exploration geophysics. The topic of this issue is related to nonlinearity, scaling and complexity of earth system applied in different fields of exploration geophysics.

The issue will focus on nonlinearity, scaling and complexity in the following topics and other relevant research:

1. Exploration Geophysical methods.
(a) Gravity/Magnetic methods.
(b) Seismic methods.
(c) Electrical/ Electromagnetic methods.
(d) Well Logging.
(e) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).
2. Crustal heat flow studies.
3. Petrophysical studies for reservoir characterization.
4. Signal processing and Image analysis of geophysical fields/data.
5. Fractional Calculus in exploration geophysics.

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17 May 2013
Nonlinear flow model for well production in an underground formation
J. C. Guo and R. S. Nie
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 311–327,,, 2013
06 May 2013
The scaling behaviour of the edges of gravity data
G. R. J. Cooper
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 287–291,,, 2013
08 Apr 2013
Application of wavelet transform for evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs: example from Iranian oil fields in the north of the Persian Gulf
M. R. Saadatinejad and H. Hassani
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 231–238,,, 2013
18 Feb 2013
Inversion of the western Pacific subtropical high dynamic model and analysis of dynamic characteristics for its abnormality
M. Hong, R. Zhang, J. X. Li, J. J. Ge, and K. F. Liu
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 131–142,,, 2013
18 Feb 2013
A tri-stage cluster identification model for accurate analysis of seismic catalogs
S. J. Nanda, K. F. Tiampo, G. Panda, L. Mansinha, N. Cho, and A. Mignan
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 143–162,,, 2013
30 Nov 2012
Investigation of correlation of the variations in land subsidence (detected by continuous GPS measurements) and methodological data in the surrounding areas of Lake Urmia
K. Moghtased-Azar, A. Mirzaei, H. R. Nankali, and F. Tavakoli
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 675–683,,, 2012
13 Aug 2012
Application of concentration-volume fractal method in induced polarization and resistivity data interpretation for Cu-Mo porphyry deposits exploration, case study: Nowchun Cu-Mo deposit, SE Iran
L. Daneshvar Saein, I. Rasa, N. Rashidnejad Omran, P. Moarefvand, and P. Afzal
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 431–438,,, 2012
23 Jul 2012
Magnetic transfer function entropy and the 2009 Mw = 6.3 L'Aquila earthquake (Central Italy)
G. Cianchini, A. De Santis, D. R. Barraclough, L. X. Wu, and K. Qin
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 401–409,,, 2012
16 Apr 2012
Identification of uranium targets based on airborne radiometric data analysis by using multifractal modeling, Tark and Avanligh 1:50 000 sheets, NW Iran
P. Afzal, A. Zia Zarifi, and A. Bijan Yasrebi
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 283–289,,, 2012
16 Apr 2012
Grid preparation for magnetic and gravity data using fractal fields
M. Pilkington and P. Keating
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 291–296,,, 2012
02 Apr 2012
Distribution of petrophysical properties for sandy-clayey reservoirs by fractal interpolation
M. Lozada-Zumaeta, R. D. Arizabalo, G. Ronquillo-Jarillo, E. Coconi-Morales, D. Rivera-Recillas, and F. Castrejón-Vácio
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 239–250,,, 2012
27 Mar 2012
Multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis in examining scaling properties of the spatial patterns of soil water storage
A. Biswas, T. B. Zeleke, and B. C. Si
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 227–238,,, 2012
14 Dec 2011
Multiscale characterization of pore spaces using multifractals analysis of scanning electronic microscopy images of carbonates
M. S. Jouini, S. Vega, and E. A. Mokhtar
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 941–953,,, 2011
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