A Voyage through Scales
A Voyage Through Scales is an invitation to contemplate the earth’s extraordinary variability, from changes in milliseconds to geologic time scales, from microns to the size of the planet. Zoom into a cloud. Zoom out of a rock. Watch the volcano explode, the lightning strike, an aurora undulate. Imagine ice sheets expanding, retreating - pulsating - while continents continue their leisurely collisions. Everywhere there are structures within structures ... within structures. A voyage through scales is an invitation to contemplate the earth’s extraordinary variability, from changes in milliseconds to geologic time scales, from microns to the size of the planet. The range of scales in space, in time - in space-time - is truly mindboggling. Their complexity challenges our ability to measure, to model, to comprehend. Join us on this odyssey.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Living with a Star
Up into the Sky
Scales and Atmospheric Measurements
Biogeosciences Connecting Earth’s Spheres from Microscopic to Global Scales
Sculpting the Surface of the Earth
Earth System Dynamics: “The Whole Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts” (Aristotle)
Scales in Atmospheric Remote Sensing Instruments, Measurements and Scientific Products
Hydrology, a Science of Water Flow at Many Scales
Scales and Scaling in Natural Hazards
Beautiful Geometries Underlying Ocean Nonlinear Processes
Soil: A Journey through Time and Space
The Mobile Solid Earth: A Question of Perception
From Microscopic Ice Crystals to Global Ice Ages: Scales of Cryosphere Phenomena and Research
Open Access – What Else ?
The EGU Journals
At the EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly from 12 to 17 May 2015 in the Austria Center Vienna, images from the book "A Voyage Through Scales" were shown on a custom-built Videowall.