Special Issue "Geological Modelling"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: geological modelling; geostatistics; data analysis; mineral resource assessment; circular economy
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Geological modelling is a broad and multidisciplinary field that aims to build realistic computed representations (geological models) of geological features and structures, representing both morphology and properties. The information used to build such models is extremely heterogeneous, deriving from diverse sources including boreholes, geological field mapping, geophysical surveying, and physical and chemical measurements. Geological models are of paramount importance for activities at the earth's surface, such as in exploration and extraction of geological resources like raw materials, groundwater, oil and gas, geotechnical engineering (e.g. for excavation and foundations), remediation of soils and groundwater on contaminated sites, and risk analysis (e.g. slope instability and subsidence).
There are numerous tools available to build geological models, and for each project a workflow should be planned showing the tools and procedures to be employed. Although some modelling algorithms have reached a mature stage, there are still many areas where improvements are required, such as the combination of input data of different spatial resolutions, construction of high-resolution models for complex geological formations and high-density object-based models such as fractures and channels, and constraining properties to morphology. These issues continue to invigorate the research agenda.
Papers dealing with geological modelling, including original applications and directions in research, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. José António de Almeida
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- 3D/4D geological models
- Applications of geological modelling
- Genetic approaches
- High-resolution geological models
- Integration of multiple data sources
- Assessment of uncertainty
- Object-based models