COMPUTER UTILIZATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES: A RECONNAISANCE OF STATUS AND NEEDS.
Rept. for 1 Apr-31 Dec 62,
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL
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A summary and discussion is given of the first part of a study of computer application and capability in the earth and environmental sciences. These sciences include geology, geography, geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental engineering. In some of these subjects -- notably the geophysical fields of oceanography, atmospheric science, and solid earth geophysics -- computer capability has advanced far beyond that in the more classical fields of geology and geography, and in such aspects of environmental engineering as soil mechanics and sanitary engineering. The study is concerned mainly with these more classical fields in which computer utilization is least advanced. Author