EGU General Assembly 2008
Session Programme Meeting Programme Personal Programme Search
Quick Search
Programme Groups
Union Symposia
Interdivision Sessions
Educational Symposia
Atmospheric Sciences
Climate: Past, Present, Future
Cryospheric Sciences
Earth & Space Science Informatics
Energy, Resources & the Environment
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
Geosciences Instrumentation & Data Systems
Hydrological Sciences
Isotopes in Geosciences: Instrumentation and Applications
Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism, Rock Physics & Geomaterials
Natural Hazards
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Ocean Sciences
Planetary & Solar System Sciences
Soil System Sciences
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology & Palaeontology
Tectonics & Structural Geology
Medal Lectures
Great Debates in Geosciences
Short Courses
Keynote Lectures
Townhall Meetings
Division Business Meetings
Editorial Board Meetings
Union Meetings
Splinter Meetings
  Information - SSS28 Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems

Event Information
In the natural environment, there is a great need to quantitatively describe complex physicochemical systems and processes. By their very nature, environmental systems are disordered and are thus perfect candidates for a quantitative description using fractal dimensions. Indeed, fractal geometry has been successfully employed to describe aggregate structures in air, water, soils and sediments; flow through porous media; distributions of organisms, and adsorption and reaction kinetics, among other topics. The Session will be devoted to provide the attendants with a novel and valuable approach to the significance and usefulness of the fractal geonetry to environmental system phenomenology, with focus on the chemistry, biochemistry, physical-chemistry and analytical chemistry of structures, properties and processes in environmental systems, with due comparison to the more classical approachs. This objective can be extended to the industrial and professional community dealing with practical aspects of environmental systems by providing a fundamental knowledge basis for facing and solving practical environmental problems. The Session could include four or five invited lectures (to be partially supported by IUPAC funds and according to the time available) to be selected among: (1) Fractal theory and approachs for studying environmental systems; (2) Methods and techniques for fractal analysis of environmental systems; (3) Fractal structures and processes of environmental aquatic colloids and particles; (4) Fractal approach to adsorption/desorption processes on environmental surfaces; (5) Fractal morphology and growth of microorganisms in the natural environment; (6) Fractal geometry of aerosol particles.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
1. Prof. Dr. Philippe Baveye, SIMBIOS Centre, Univ. of Abertay, Dundee, UK
2. Prof. Dr. Stefan Sokolowski, MSC Univ., Dublin, Poland
3. Prof. Dr. Lynne Boddy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK
4. Prof. Dr. James A. Rice, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, USA
5. Dr. Serge Stoll, Univ. of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


General Statement
The information contained hereafter has been compiled and uploaded by the Session Organizers via the "Organizer Session Form". The Session Organizers have therefore the sole responsibility that this information is true and accurate at the date of publication, and the conference organizer cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made, and he makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with regard to the material published.

Back to Session Programme


©2002-2008 Copernicus Systems + Technology GmbH