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|Title: ||Design and development of information systems for the geosciences: An application to the Middle East|
|Authors: ||Seber, Dogan|
|Issue Date: ||2000|
|Publisher: ||Gulf Petrolink|
|Citation: ||GeoArabia, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 269-296|
|Abstract: ||As our understanding grows of how the Earth functions as a complex system of myriad
interrelated mechanisms, it becomes clear that a revolutionary and novel approach is
needed to study and understand it. In order to take advantage of an ever-growing
number of observations and large data sets and to employ them efficiently in
multidisciplinary studies aimed at solving earth system science problems, we are
developing a comprehensive Solid Earth Information System (SEIS). The complex
nature of the solid earth sciences raises serious challenges for geoscientists in their
quest to understand the nature and the dynamic mechanisms at work in the planet.
SEIS forms a first step in developing a broader and more comprehensive information
system for earth system sciences designed for the needs of the geoscientists of the 21st
century. In a way, SEIS is a step towards the Digital Earth. Application of SEIS to the
complex tectonics of the Middle East shows that information systems are crucial in
multidisciplinary research studies and open new avenues in research efforts. SEIS
includes an Internet module that provides open access to anyone interested.
Researchers as well as educators and students can access this knowledge and
information system at http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu.|
|Description: ||Publisher's version archived with permission from publisher.
|Appears in Collections:||Prof. Muawia Barazangi|
Middle East and North Africa Region Projects
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